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Title Rockin' the wall [electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States] : Video Project, 2010.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 78 min.)) : sd., col.
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Credits Directed by Marc Leif.
Performer Narrated by Adam Baldwin.
Summary Rockin' the Wall is both an engaging history lesson about the Berlin Wall and life behind the Iron Curtain, and an entertaining exploration of the power of rock music as a force for social change and liberation. When the Berlin Wall went up in 1960, it became the worldwide symbol of communist oppression. While the Wall kept people in, it could not keep Western influences like rock music out. Through Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, rock music penetrated the Iron Curtain with messages of freedom and rebellion. Rockin' the Wall presents the history of the Berlin Wall through the experiences of well-known rock musicians and those who lived behind the wall. Among the rock musicians featured are Robby Krieger (The Doors), Mark Stein and Vinny Martell (Vanilla Fudge), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), David Paich (Toto), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and the group Mother's Finest who played in East Berlin just weeks before the Wall fell. People who lived behind the Iron Curtain in several countries describe what their lives were like and how rock music provided them an important lifeline and inspiration -- giving them hope and exposing the shortcomings of the communist system. The film includes historical footage of the famous speeches at the Berlin Wall by Presidents Ronald Reagan and John Kennedy, as well as interviews with former government officials and with European rocker Leslie Mandoki who recalls being visited by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to discuss the power of music. Features original music written for the film, as well as live music from several of the groups in the film.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Schweikart, Larry -- Film adaptations.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989.
Rock music.
Politics and culture.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Leif, Marc. Screenwriter. Producer. Director.
Schweikart, Larry. Producer.
Lopez, Steve. Producer.
Van Tongeren, John. Composer.
Stein, Mark, 1947- Performer.
Stahlberg, Michael. Film editor.
Baldwin, Adam, 1962- Narrator.
Schweikart, Larry. Seven events that made America America.
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Added Title Rocking the wall
Music No. MWT12722220

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