The Singing Revolution parents guide

The Singing Revolution

A song is more powerful than the sword.

Overall A

There is more than one way to over throw a super power. The Singing Revolution documents how the people of Estonia raised their voices in song to regain their freedom from Russia.

Release date December 1, 2007

Violence C
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is The Singing Revolution rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated The Singing Revolution Not Rated

Run Time: 94 minutes

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The Singing Revolution
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Why is The Singing Revolution rated Not Rated? The Singing Revolution is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

This excellent documentary demonstrates how a nation of people challenged the occupation of their country with very little violence. Opening scenes of the film feature historical footage and stories about the many people who were displaced from their homes. The most explicit footage is in the first chapter of the DVD, which includes a scene of a soldier shooting a man in the head and pictures of bodies lying on the ground. Later in the production, scenes of demonstrations show thousands of people coming into conflict, however there is no overt violence shown.

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British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

The Singing Revolution is directed by James Tusty, Maureen Castle Tusty and stars Heiki Ahonen, Gustav Ernesaks, Linda Hunt.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Singing Revolution movie is October 10, 2008. Here are some details…

The Singing Revolution comes in either a single-disc version or a 3-disc DVD set with scads of additional features, including extensive interviews with many of the documentary’s subjects. The interviews are organized by topic to make their use in the classroom very easy. Additional historical footage, propaganda films, printable historic documents, chronologies and maps showing the ever-changing political landscape of Europe (in Microsoft PowerPoint format) are also on the additional discs.

Both DVD versions (single disc and 3-disc) may be ordered directly from the producer’s web site at The single-disc version will also be made available at and can be ordered by clicking here.

In conjunction with the release of this documentary, The Singing Revolution book is now on sale through The Singing Revolution website. Based on the film, and written by Pritt Vesilind with James and Maureen Tusty, this printed work enhances the film’s exploration of the history and spirit of Estonia.


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Attempts to use peaceful means to bring about change can also be seen in Gandhi (which is dramatizes the life story of the man who helped India gain its independence) and Freedom Song (based on events form the Civil Rights movement in the USA).