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ArtDoc & ProArt
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Maestro Roman Toi Beautiful songs I dedicate to you
  • 87 min
  • English, Estonian, German
  • English
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For five decades Estonian-Canadian Maestro Roman Toi composed and conducted choral works and toured a Singing Revolution worldwide to restore freedom and democracy to the Republic of Estonia. Filmmaker Kalli Paakspuu adapts the story from Roman Toi’s 2007 autobiography with broadcast recordings of Roman Toi's music performed by eminent Estonian musicians to the socially engaged photography of Karl Hintser who follows the Estonian musicians' escape to Danzig and Germany's DP camps. American Julien Bryan's photography of daily life in Poland, Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany between 1935 and 1939 featuresthe spirited Nazi assault on modern art at the popular and infamous Entartete Kunst [Degenerate Art] exhibition in Munich in1937.exhibiting the eminent 20th Century modern works. VeljoTormis's "Curse upon Iron"is sung by Grammy winning Estonian Philharmonica Chamber Choir conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.


Vox Popular Media Arts Festival 4A Court St S #17c Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2W3 (Canada, 2023)
Infinite Creativity Film Festival (Geneva, 2023)
Montreal Women Film Festival (Canada, 2023)
Karlovy Vary Indie Film&Art Festval (Czech Republic, 2023) - Honourable Mention
Onyko FilmAwards (Odessa, 2023) - Best Editing Feature Film
Film crew
  • Director:
    Kalli Paakspuu
  • Screenwriter:
    Kalli Paakspuu
  • Producer:
    Kalli Paakspuu
  • Theme:
    History, Music
  • Language:
    English, Estonian, German
  • Subtitles:
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