Directed by four time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, the film explores the soft power of Rock and Roll music to open hearts and minds and to plant dreams in the imagination of youth behind the Iron Curtain. It covers the years 1955 to 1991, and rock and roll music's contribution to the collapse of the Soviet Union and to ending the Cold War. Interviews and performance subjects include: Presidents Carter, Gorbachev and Vike-Freiberga, NATO Deputy Secretary General Vershbow, KGB General Kalugin, diplomats, Elvis Presley, Beatles, Billy Joel, Metallica, Scorpions, Beach Boys, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the WALL in Berlin concert; plus the Iron Curtain rockers who braved the long struggle with the Kremlin and KGB. The film is produced in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Museum, and the Stas Namin Center of Moscow, with support from the U.S. Government's National Endowment of the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, both US Government arts agencies.
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