The Rifleman’s Violin

ABOUT

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 The Rifleman’s Violin on KQED!

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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