Disco And Atomic War

  • 2009
  • 1 HR 20 MIN
  • Documentary, Historical

There’s a notion widely held among students of popular culture that the Beatles had more to do with the fall of Communism than Ronald Reagan. Maybe the last great cold warrior was in the White House when the Soviet Union finally entered its terminal phase, but what really made the cold, gray surfaces of the Worker’s Paradise unbearable to a new generation...read more

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Winner of the Best Documentary prize at the Warsaw International Film Festival, this witty, charming, and provocative film recounts how in the mid 1980's, the nation of Estonia still lay firmly in the grip of the Soviet Union, and the repressive authorities controlled virtually all aspects of Estonian life. The totalitarian government's power was derived in no small part from their ability to censor cultural life and keep Western culture on the other side of the border. Rock and Roll was but a rumor and the only television shows on the air were dreary propaganda. But one day everything changed. Just a few miles across the border in Finland, a huge new television antenna was built that broadcast western signals in all directions--including directly into the heart of the Talinn, the capital of Estonia.

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  • Released: 2009
  • Review: There’s a notion widely held among students of popular culture that the Beatles had more to do with the fall of Communism than Ronald Reagan. Maybe the last great cold warrior was in the White House when the Soviet Union finally entered its terminal phase,… (more)

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