The Singing Revolution

World View: Cultures in Harmony


Film Info
Series:World View: Cultures in Harmony
Run Time:94 min
Release Year:2006
Sponsored By:International Choral Festival, Rideg Law Firm, US Bank
Cast/Crew Info
Director:James Tusty, Maureen Castle Tusty
Cast Members:Linda Hunt (Narrator)


World View - Global Cinema at the Roxy 
This spring, The Roxy Theater is proud to bring you WORLD VIEW: CULTURES IN HARMONY - five films which highlight and celebrate the unifying power of music around the world. Hosted by Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula, and presented free of charge.

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.

World View is sponsored by Rideg Law Office and US Bank. The Singing Revolution is sponsored by International Choral Festival.