The Singing Revolution
"Most people don’t think about singing when they think about revolutions. But in Estonia, song was the weapon of choice ..." - Filmmakers James Tusty and Maureen Castle Tusty
This impressive documentary combines amazing archival footage along with contemporary interviews with leaders and participants of Estonia's "singing revolution" that not only gave the Estonian people their own nation, but also helped topple the Soviet Union. One of the more impressive visuals is a human chain that literally stretched the entire length of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania combined. Another memorable shot included is of 25,000 people on stage singing patriotic songs in protest of the Soviet occupation of Estonia.
The bravery and fortitude of the tiny Baltic nation of 1.3 million people is sure to inspire when you see how they peacably stood up against their oppressors (including the Nazis and the Soviets) with the power of song.
DOC 947.98 SIN New DVD - The Singing Revolution