Great documentary about Estonians and singing

After I showed “The Singing Revolution” to my foreign friends, they understood why Estonians love to sing and dance and why this is so important to us. And fellow Estonians, I recommend it to you as well! 🙂

First occupied by the Soviets in 1939, then by the Nazis, and then by the Soviets again, Estonia lived through decades of terror. By the end of World War II, more than one-quarter of the population had been deported to Siberia, been executed, or had fled the country. Music sustained the Estonian people during those years, and was such a crucial part of their struggle for freedom that their successful bid for independence is known as the Singing Revolution. The Singing Revolution is the first film to tell this historically vital tale.

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4 Responses to “Great documentary about Estonians and singing”

  1. 1 Lloyd July 30, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    The documentary was informative. It opened me to a new world of human power. All should see this documentary. From it, one learns the “en masse” potential humans have in their respective cultures.

  2. 2 Lloyd August 18, 2009 at 1:27 AM

    Thanks for your kind remarks. It is now our time in the United States. Save the public option and protect our fellow citizens who are without health care. America! Wake up to this moral and fiscally responsible position.

  3. 3 Galina May 17, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    BTW, just because two or more crnitoues share similar cultures it doesn’t preclude them from having separate political identitities. The Czech and Slovak Republics proved that such a separation could be carried out peacefully.I also don’t buy your argument that the break up of Yugoslavia was the result of some “Cold War surgical tool.” Yugoslavia was a federation and as such was subject to the willingness of its federated states to remain united. They chose not to, but then there was quite a battle over the territorial rights of these former political entities.It would seem to me that Yugoslavia was held together largely on the strength of Tito’s dominating personality and authoritarian rule of the country. And, by the way, Tito was a darling of the West, as it gave NATO a wedge to use against the Soviet Union, so it was in the West’s interest to see a strong Yugoslavia, ignoring the student uprisings of the 70s or various other nationalistic protests that occurred long before the break up of the federated country.

  1. 1 Great documentary about Estonians and singing « Estonian Song and … | Estonia Today Trackback on July 27, 2009 at 2:48 AM

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