The Rifleman’s Violin

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POTSDAM REVISITED: OVERTURE TO THE COLD WAR

This multimedia collaboration explores a remarkable intersection of history and music that took place as Truman, Stalin, and Churchill prepared to negotiate the end of World War II. The project includes a short film The Rifleman’s Violin, a photo-gallery and other archival materials that provide a rare glimpse into the end of the war and the first days of the allied occupation of Berlin.

Watch virtuoso violinist Stuart Canin in the primetime public television premiere of The Rifleman’s Violin on KQED – Bay Area Channel 9, July 13th at 8:40pm, following a new episode of Truly CA!

Project Team

Director: Sam Ball

Producer: Abraham Sofaer

Director of Photography: Sophie Constantinou

Editor: Mike Shen

Production & Research Coordinators: Cassandra Dreher & Sasha Riddle

ABOUT POTSDAM REVISITED: OVERTURE TO THE COLD WAR

A partnership between Citizen Film and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Potsdam Revisited: Overture to the Cold War was designed to reimagine the function of a modern archive as a powerful convener of public dialogue and historical reflection in the digital age. This multimedia project includes a physical archive, a digital archive, and public media that has already reached nearly 500,000 people. The project launched with a series of live, multimedia concert events at Stanford University, Lincoln Center NY and other theatrical venues. Media from these events was edited into a radio segment on NPR’s Weekend Edition, and a short film will air repeatedly on KQED – Bay Area Public Media, Channel 9. Visit the digital archive and find out about upcoming events at www.potsdamrevisited.org.

MULTIMEDIA ARCHIVE TEAM

Director: Sam Ball

Producer: Abraham Sofaer

Interactive Design: Sean Nilsson

Advisory Panel: Jonathan Berger, Norman Naimark, Scott Sagan, Hon. George P. Shultz, Eric Wakin

Archivists: Linda Bernard, Rachel Bauer

Researchers: Cassandra Dreher & Sasha Riddle

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