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Pop Twist Entertainment is celebrating the news that broadcasters in the US, Europe and Middle East have acquired its music documentary Free To Rock – How Rock and Roll Brought Down the Wall.

freetorock 25aug2017Marking the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, the 10-year, $1.1 million production is narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, and directed by 4x Emmy winner Jim Brown. It looks at how rock and roll became a symbol of freedom for millions of young people under the Soviet regime, and how rock helped end the Cold War. It includes original and archive interviews and performances include Elton John, The Scorpions, The Beach Boys, Metallica, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper (The Wall concert in Berlin) and more as well as Russian and Eastern European rockers, including Stas Namin and Flowers, who risked their lives for rock music as the authorities cracked down on music.

The film premiered on PBS stations in the US in May, and will air on YLE (Finland), Arte (France and Germany), Sky Arts UK, Sky Arte (Italy), YES DBS (Israel) and RTV Slovenia. Deals in more territories are under discussion and Pop Twist Entertainment will be at the forthcoming MIPCOM looking for international partners on all platforms.