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Maestro Roman Toi Beautiful Songs Dedicated to You

Conductor Roman Toi's exilic choirs sing like a fist to restore freedom and democracy into Estonia.

Overview

Genre
Biography, Culture, Politics, Music, and History
Synopsis

Roman Toi learnt his first lesson about communists when a classmate’s father was shot down at the train station: Resist and make songs as fists. Maestro Roman Toi advocated social justice and peaceful resistance through choral music. When the Republic of Estonia became occupied by the Soviets and his home was in ashes, Roman Toi broadcasted Estonian music from Nazi occupied Poland becoming a bridge between Estonians in exile and in the homeland. He composed choral works to the powerful poetry of Ärkamisaeg, the Estonian Age of Awakening, becoming a charismatic personality most active in reviving the Estonian Republic.
His life story is told through music, magic realist imagery and a creative adaptation of his published autobiography.

Stage
in production

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Bedroom Colony Inc.
Country
Canada
Locations
Canada, Estonia, Germany, USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2020
Broadcast (Prod.)
ERR (Estonian Public Television)
Language
English, Estonian, French, German, Russian
Subtitles
English, Estonian, French

Photos

Awakening film still #2_thumb

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