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The singing nation (2004)

Original title: Laulurahvas

Documentary Duration 25:44

The singing nation

Representatives of two opposite sides meet - Heinrich who is a fan of choral singing and who aims at preserving traditions; and a group of friends called "United People". Traditional patriotic choral music is opposed by sociocritical rap music. Heinrich believes that choral singing is the mother of Estonian nation. For "United People", the most important thing is individual musical expression. What comes from the heart of an individual will reach to the heart of another individual. Both representatives have dedicated themselves to music. In their own way, both are right.

Director: Andri Luup

Keywords: clashing beliefs | signing autographs | crowd in a bus | hip hop culture | singing of a church choir | choral singers | choir rehearsal | procession of the Estonian Song Celebration in the rain | veteran of the song celebration | recollections | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm, LOOKS Medienproduktionen GmbH (Germany), Eesti Televisioon , Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) (Germany)
Film Category Observation, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 25:44


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Producer Piret Tibbo-Hudgins
Director Andri Luup
Screenwriter Andri Luup
Cinematographer Rein Kotov | Mait Mäekivi
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Asko Kase

First releases

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  • in cinema: 8.12.2004, Kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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