FREE TO ROCK is a 60 minute documentary film directed by 4 time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Ten years in the making, the film explores the soft power...
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FREE TO ROCK is a 60 minute documentary film directed by 4 time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. Ten years in the making, the film explores the soft power of Rock & Roll to affect social change behind the Iron Curtain between the years 1955 and 1991, and how it contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and to ending the Cold War. Rock & Roll sounded the "chimes of freedom" in the hearts and minds of Iron Curtain youth. Inspiring its youth to demand freedom to listen, play and record rock music, to enjoy basic human rights and freedom from oppressive communist rule. The story follows the key political, musical and activist players in this real-life drama as the KGB cracked down hard with arrests, beatings, death threats and imprisonment. Thousands of underground rock bands with millions of passionate supporters inspire and fuel independence movements that eventually cause the Soviet communist system to implode without blood shed or civil war. ...
I was a cultural diplomat for three decades in the U.S. Foreign Service, and I know that art can change the world. This film shows you how some brave rockers did just that. I had the honor of organizing a showing of Free to Rock for students and faculty at the Institute for American Universities (IAU College) in Aix en Provence, where the films co-writers and producers first met 50 years ago. The film is an emotionally powerful and historically compelling work, helping a new generation discover the power of music to promote peaceful change and support for human rights. It boosts rare archival footage and great music (of course) while painting a picture of brave artists willing to risk life and limb in order to pursue their art. This film is a must for anyone interested in the Cold War, rock music, and U.S.-Russian relations. Rock On!
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