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Children of the Singing Revolution (2004)

Original title: Kasvamise aeg

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Documentary Duration 55:44

 Children of the Singing Revolution

Filmmakers are searching for the similarties between the young people and a young state, they both grow up. The film tells about the members of the girls's choir of Estonian Television who started to sing together at a very young age in a state that was regaining its independence also with the support of singing at that time. The film documents the period of 1990-2004, starting from the time of the so-called Singing Revolution and Estonia regaining its independence until the joining the European Union. Filmmakers follow the process of growing up of the girls during an era full of ...

Director: Arvo Iho

Keywords: Baltic Way | success story | performance | civil disobedience | choirs | choir competition | choral singing | choral singers | visit | boat trip | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Filmimees
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Italian, English
Voiceower Estonian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 55:44


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Producer Raivo Lugima
Director Arvo Iho
Screenwriter Arvo Iho | Ulvi Pihel | Tiina Lokk
Cinematographer Aare Varik | Raivo Lugima | Rein Kasak | Arvo Iho
Sound Designer Jaak Elling | Martin Vinkel | Raul Aan
Editor Kaido Leesme | Hermes Brambat

First releases

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  • in cinema: 30.04.2004, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 04.06.2007, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, EstDocs - Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), 2009

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm