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‘The Singing Revolution’ To Be Screened Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Lawrence 177 there will be a screening of “The Singing Revolution,” a documentary about Estonia’s fight to be free from the Soviet Union.

Estonia, which has one of the richest choral traditions in theĀ  world*, held massive protests throughout the 80s where tens of thousands of people would sing nationalist folk songs. I would urge everybody to go to the movie. It’s a great story of perseverance and spirit in the face of totalitarianism. Check out the epic trailer below:

*For example, this is a video from Laulupidu, a choral festival in Estonia that holds the record for largest mass choir performance (about 30,000). The camera is panning over the choir most of the time, not the audience.

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