Documentary celebrates Estonian resistance

04/25/08 Mitch E. Perry
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A new documentary about a Soviet satellite nation gaining its freedom will debut this weekend in St. Petersburg and Sarasota.

The film is called The Singing Revolution, and it documents how between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of people in the small Northern European nation of Estonia gathered publicly to sing forbidden patriotic national anthems and listen to protest speech, risking their lives to declare the need for liberty.

The film is produced and directed by the husband and wife team of James and Maureen Castle Tusty. WMNF spoke with Ms. Tusty this morning, and asked why they decided to make the film.

The Singing Revolution will be shown four times at the Beach Theatre in St. Pete Beach during the Indie Fest, beginning tomorrow, and running through Thursday.

The film will also show at 10 a.m. showings at the Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota on Saturday and Sunday.

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Great Movie

This is a fantastic movie about a moving and important story. I hope lots of folks are able to see it this weekend!