THE SINGING REVOLUTION

 
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SYNOPSIS

Music was the weapon of choice for Estonians who sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. Between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands gathered in fields to sing forbidden patriotic songs and rally for independence. The Singing Revolution documents how the Estonian people sang their way to freedom while helping topple an empire. 


 
 
 
Imagine the scene in Casablanca in which the French patrons sing “La Marseillaise” in defiance of the Germans, then multiply its power by a factor of thousands, and you’ve only begun to imagine the force of The Singing Revolution.
— Matt Zoller Seitz, the New York Times
 

 

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CREDITS

GENRE: Documentary feature

DIRECTORS: James Tusty, Maureen Tusty

PRODUCER: Maureen Castle Tusty, James Tusty, Bestor Cram, Piret Tibbo-Hudgins, Artur Talvik

CO-PRODUCER: Thor Halvorssen

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steve Jurveston, Karla Jurvetson

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: David Thayer

TOTAL RUNTIME: 94 minutes