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A New Film: Rockin the Wall Project

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By Virgil - Posted on 26 January 2010

by Virgil Vaduva
Dr. Larry Schweikart is no stranger to Planet Preterist as I've interviewed him before regarding his appearance on the Rush Limbaugh show and some of his books and articles written on American history and wars. Dr. Schweikart and I spoke together at a Liberty Group meeting here in Dayton, and discussed the implications and historical relationships between the rise of Communism and the evolution of American politics. Dr. Schweikart is also currently involved in a fantastic project called Rockin The Wall.

Rockin The Wall is a film project documenting the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reasons behind the collapse of 19th century Soviet Communism. More fascinating yet, the film will focus on the effects Rock music had on the fall of the Wall:

Rockin' the Wall is the compelling story of rock and roll's part in bringing down the Berlin Wall and smashing the Iron Curtain. Told from the perspective of rockers who played at the time, on both sides of the Wall, and from survivors of the communist regimes who recalled the lifeline that rock music provided them, Rockin' the Wall features new interviews and several original songs written exclusively for the film.

The message that emerges is that music is a force of liberation, and in a society like America's, where it was seldom (if ever) truly suppressed, music failed to ignite a social revolution. But behind the Iron Curtain, where the mere act of expressing one's individuality constituted a potential act of revolution, music provided the key thread upon which the anti-communist struggle gained ground.

As my own father will be interviewed for this film, I have a personal involvement in its development and hope that it will be a successful documentary.

Dr. Schweikart will also appear on the Fox News Glenn Beck show on Friday, January 29, so please tune in and watch. If you have more questions about the movie, go to http://www.rockinthewall.com/

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