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2008-08-08 09:01:05

By Jeff Vice Deseret News THE SINGING REVOLUTION -- ** 1/2 -- Documentary feature about Estonian history; with English subtitles (Eastern European dialects); not rated, probable PG (violence, slurs) There's more talking than there is singing in "The Singing Revolution." There's a whole lot more, as a matter of fact. There are even a few times in which the talkiness of this documentary feature actually hurts it. While there are parts of Estonian and Eastern European politics and other...

2008-07-12 03:00:20

By Michael Machosky, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 12--"The Singing Revolution" is an inspiring, fairytale-like account of how music helped save an entire culture, and helped overthrow an occupation by one of the repressive regimes in history. This documentary tells the story of Estonia, a small nation on the Baltic Sea, with the eternal misfortune of being stuck between the expansionist empires of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. The Baltic Sea nation only had about a million...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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