Sergei Loznitsa constructs a monumental chronicle of the Lithuanian independence process. The film is so intense that it makes us relive in real time the historical events that between 1987 and 1991 culminated in the liberation of the Baltic States and the collapse of the USSR. The extraordinary editing combines previously unseen film archives with the actual witness of Vytautas Landsbergis, the first Lithuanian head of state. The story of Landsbergis, a music teacher with a refined sense of humour who was pushed by history to become a politician, gives an insight into the inner workings of a 20th century key process and sheds light on the turbulent present we’re living. A memorable work of art to understand how small details can write History in capitals: a song can trigger a revolution.