The Singing Revolution: film-screening and post-film discussion
Convenor: Dr Zbig Wojnowski, Associate Professor of Soviet History (REES, St Antony's)
The Singing Revolution was Estonia’s dramatic, non-violent struggle for independence from the USSR. Hundreds of thousands gathered in public to sing forbidden patriotic songs and to cheer demands for liberty. This moving film documents how a people helped topple an empire while singing their way to freedom.
The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion.
Speakers: H.E. Mr Viljar Lubi, Ambassador of Estonia to the UK; Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History, St Antony's College, Oxford; Mart Kuldkepp, Associate Professor, School of European Languages, Culture, and Society, University College London; Anniki Mikkelsaar, MPhil Candidate, Linacre College, Oxford.
Event organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Estonia, London.