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Free to Rock Free to Rock

Jim Brown / USA / 2017 / 61 min / English

The documentary is about how rock'n'roll helped end the Cold War and concentrates on the time between 1955 and 1991. It includes interviews with presidents Jimmy Carter and Mikhail Gorbachev, as well as Western and Eastern stars like the Beach Boys, Billy Joel, the Scorpions and Stas Namin.

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Despite communism's attempts to suppress music, which was deemed to have a negative impact on the young generation, rock'n'roll took the sound of freedom to the other side of the Iron Curtain. In a span of 30 years, thousands of underground bands and millions of young fans craving Western values aided a non-violent crash of the Soviet regime.

The documentary is about how rock'n'roll helped end the Cold War and concentrates on the time between 1955 and 1991. It includes interviews with presidents Jimmy Carter and Mikhail Gorbachev, as well as Western and Eastern stars like the Beach Boys, Billy Joel, the Scorpions and Stas Namin. The film was directed by the four-time Emmy winner Jim Brown, and the narration is read by Kiefer Sutherland.

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