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The Singing Revolution

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Singing Revolution
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Tells the story of Estonia's non-violent struggle for freedom from Soviet occupation.
Title: The Singing revolution
Publisher: New York : Sky Films, 2008
Edition: Educational version 1.0
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (97 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 guide
Statement of Responsibility: A film by James Tusty and Maureen Castle Tusty ; produced by Mountain View Productions with Northern Light Productions Allfilm ; producers, Maureen Castle Tusty [et al.] ; directors/writers, Maureen Castle Tusty, James Tusty, Mike Majoros
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features: directors commentary and Soviet propaganda film ; materials on disc 2 and 3
Contents: Open
WWII (1939-1945)
Post WWII (1945-1969)
Song Festival Protest (1969)
Gorbachev & early protests (1985-1987)
The singing revolution begins (1987-1988)
Things come together (1988-1989)
Things heat up (1990-1991)
The Moscow coup (1991)
Summary: Tells the story of Estonia's non-violent struggle for freedom from Soviet occupation.
Branch Call Number: DVD 947.9808 SINGING
Credits: Editor, Mike Majoros ; music, John Kusiak.
Performers: Narrated by Linda Hunt
System Details: DVD ; 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 Surround
Subject Headings: Folk songs, Estonian Estonia History Autonomy and independence movements Estonia History 1940-1991 Estonia History
Topical Term: Folk songs, Estonian
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Estonia has a custom of huge, community, choral gatherings. They used these to their advantage to out maneuver the Soviets. Watch this if only to see the scene of Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians holding hands across countries.

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Nov 19, 2011
  • beausoleilh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful video on Estonian culture.

Oct 18, 2011
  • ms_mustard rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this is a very interesting and informative story of Estonia, mostly about the time it was shrouded behind the iron curtain. Estonians have an amazing spirit of survival through singing.


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