WHAT: Howard Zinn Film Festival
WHEN: Today, Saturday, April 3rd from Noon – 8PM
Tempe Campus – Murdock Hall 101 (450 E Orange St.)
ASU Tempe Campus Map (PDF) (map link)
Noon -2pm – “The People Speak” (2009) 112 minutes
The People Speak is a beautiful and moving film inspired by Howard Zinn's books A People's History of the United States--first published in 1980 and one of the bestselling history books in the United States--and Voices of a People's History of the United States, the primary-source companion to A People's History of the United States, edited with Anthony Arnove.
The film features the actual words (in letters, songs, poems, speeches, and manifestoes) of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past--and present--including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali, and unknown veterans, union workers, abolitionists, and many others never featured in high school textbooks. These dramatic moments from our history are brought to life by a group of remarkable musicians and actors.
Like Howard Zinn's work as a whole, The People Speak celebrates the extraordinary possibilities for creating social change that ordinary people have realized throughout the course of our nation's rich but often ignored history of dissent and protest.
2:15-3:30 – “A Power Governments Cannot Suppress” (2007) 66 minutes
3:45 –6:15 “Tribute to Howard Zinn w/ Ralph Nader, Amy Goodman and others” (2010) 150 minutes
6:30 – 8pm – “You Can’t Be Neutral From a Moving Train” (2004) 78 minutes
In these turbulent times, Howard Zinn is inspiring a new
generation. This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned
historian, activist and author of the landmark book 'A People's History of the
United States', an eye-opening history from the perspective of the
Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor.