Beats of Freedom

2010, 73 min.

Beats of Freedom (2010)
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Awards

2011
International Music Film Festival MusiXine, Finland
MusiXine Main Prize

Production
Director Wojciech Slota, Leszek Gnoinski
Screenplay Wojciech Slota, Leszek Gnoinski
Cinematography Dariusz Szymura, Piotr Trela
Music Maanam, Czeslaw Niemen, Klan, Breakout, Romuald I Roman, Tilt, Kryzys, Brygada Kryzys, Perfekt, Turbo, Tsa, Lady Pank, Izrael, Aya Rl, Dezerter, Kult, Siekiera, Stan Zvezda, 1984, Wawele & Jan Wojdak
Producers Pawel Potoroczyn, Edward Miszczak
Cast
Narration Chris Salewicz
Story
Music and freedom are linked by thousands of stories. This documentary summarizes the way in which rock music in Poland bolstered the country’s sense of independence. From the breakthrough concert of the Rolling Stones in Warsaw in 1967 and origination of the Program 3 of Polish radio, through changes in Poland after the Solidarity strikes in August 1980, Polish rock music boom and the Jarocin festival, to the Martial Law and the reality of crisis of the 80s.