The Singing Revolution (2007)



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After enduring WWII-era brutalization by Hitler's Nazi Party and decades of repressive Soviet dictatorship, the tiny Eastern European nation of Estonia began to declare its independence from Communist rule in the late '80s. Over a five-year period, beginning in 1986, hundreds of thousands of Estonians began to systematically and repeatedly gather in public venues to collectively sing illegal patriotic songs, declaring their desire for national independence but never resorting to violence amid their protests. It was no coincidence that Estonia subsequently became one of the first nations to break away from the Soviet Union in the events leading up to the fall of the Iron Curtain. The documentary The Singing Revolution chronicles this extraordinary yet seldom-told chain of events. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Rating: G
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By: Maureen Castle Tusty , Mike Majoros , James Tusty
Written By: Maureen Castle Tusty , Mike Majoros , James Tusty , James Tusty
In Theaters: limited
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Full Review… | November 23, 2011
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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'Nonstop Estonian folk music' might not be a great format for a radio station, but it sure works for The Singing Revolution.

Full Review… | July 11, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This fine and surprising documentary asks an even more challenging question: Can music promote nonviolence, prevent bloodshed and successfully overthrow an oppressive regime? Again -- astonishingly -- the answer is 'yes.'

Full Review… | June 20, 2008
Houston Chronicle
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The thrill of this documentary is in the remarkable story of the Little Country That Could.

Full Review… | May 30, 2008
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