Film Screening of 'The Singing Revolution' by Kino<
Join us for the screening of the film “The Singing Revolution”, directed by Jim and Maureen Tusty.
Song was the Estonian weapon of choice in the late 1980′s, when Estonia struggled and succeeded in freeing itself from 50 years of occupation by its eastern neighbour. From 1986 to 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians came together in parks and public spaces to sing patriotic songs forbidden by the Soviet government, and to rally their countrymen to stand for independence. This film focuses on the acts of defiance by Estonians against their Soviet occupiers through methodical peaceful protests, and tells the story of the gradual re-establishment of Estonian independence through non-violence and mass demonstrations of unity and singing.
Kinofilm Project is a cultural initiative dedicated to screening and promoting independent East European film. Spotlighting films having a focus on East European themes, Kinofilm Project organizes film screenings for both established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their talent and work. The initiative takes an interest in all film types, from film shorts and docu- mentaries, to full length features that have had past screenings in commercial cinemas.