The Singing Revolution

The Singing RevolutionspacerThe Singing Revolution 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. During those years, hundreds of thousands gathered in public to sing forbidden patriotic songs and to rally for independence.
The Singing Revolution tells the moving story of how the Estonian people peacefully regained their freedom–and helped topple an empire along the way. It is the story of humankind’s irrepressible drive for freedom and self-determination. Not rated, but appropriate for all audiences. (from