AWAKENING: AS TOLD BY ROMAN TOI
Directed by Kalli Paakspuu


Documentary Short
Republic of Estonia



Running time: 0:05

This film will be featured in the Documentary Short Film block, which will screen on Day 1 (Thursday, 8/23/18) starting at 1:00 PM.


Alongside 20th Century visionaries like Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, Maestro Roman Toi advocated social justice and peaceful resistance through music. When the Republic of Estonia was occupied by the Soviets and his home burned to ashes, Roman Toi became a bridge between Estonians in exile and in his homeland. He composed choral works to the powerful poetry of Ärkamisaeg, the 19th Century Age of Awakening in Estonia, becoming one of the charismatic personalities most active in reviving the Estonian Republic.

Ms. Paakspuu is hoping to attend the festival.

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