Saturday, March 13, 2010


On 3 March 2010, Ulli was interviewed by Larry Schweikart and Marc Leif for their upcoming documentary "Rockin' the Wall", a 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.

Larry Schweikart is the bestselling author of the book "A Patriot's History of the United States" as well as nearly thirty other books.

Marc Leif has been editing, writing, producing and directing film and video for more than 25 years.