Most people don’t think about singing when they think about revolution. But song was the weapon of choice when Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. The Singing Revolution is an inspiring account of one nation’s dramatic rebirth. It is the story of humankind’s irrepressible drive for freedom and self-determination.
The Singing Revolution shares how, between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered publicly to sing forbidden patriotic songs and share protest speeches, risking their lives to proclaim their desire for independence. While violence and bloodshed was the unfortunate end result in other occupied nations of the USSR, the revolutionary songs of the Estonians anchored their struggle for freedom, which was ultimately accomplished without the loss of a single life.
NOTE: The film included is the 97-minute full feature film. The shortened 60-minute version shown on public television stations is not available for sale.
The Home Edition Includes:
- The Singing Revolution film (English language version)
- 12-page bonus booklet
- Filmmakers’ commentary
- Clip from Stalinist propaganda film
NOTE: THIS INCLUDES HOME VIEWING RIGHTS ONLY. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY PUBLIC SCREENING RIGHTS, WITH OR WITHOUT AN ADMISSION CHARGE.
(The NTSC version has English subtitles only and is for use in North America, Japan, and other NTSC countries.)
(The PAL version has subtitles for six languages: Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Russian, Spanish and is for use in Europe, Australia, and other PAL countries.)