I can't even begin to express how excited I am about this documentary!
YES!! Please go here for the review of when I saw pieces of this
documentary performed live here in Portland:
"The People Speak is a big hit in Portland, Oregon"
Eddie Vedder and Viggo Mortensen were among those I saw. It was amazing!
This documentary is bound to be among the most important of our time.
And it is well past time for Americans to know our true history.
Peace ~ Molly
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Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove's
Voices of a People's History of the United States
This year, a documentary based on Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States, featuring music by Eddie Vedder and performances by Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, John Legend, and many other great performers, will air in TV and be released on a special DVD. The documentary, The People Speak, shows the rich history of dissent in our history, and explores why it is so relevant and urgent today.
To view the trailer, click on the following link:
The People Speak is working with Voices of a People’s History of the United States, a nonprofit started by Howard Zinn that seeks to bring to light little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past — and present — we work to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice.
The goal of Voices is to encourage civic engagement and to further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of primary-source materials. Voices works to remind people of the eloquence of ordinary people, as well as extraordinary and well-known figures from our history.
To find out more about The People Speak and Voices, to order the DVD and books by Howard Zinn, to obtain a free curriculum for teachers using the books Voices of a People’s History of the United States and A People’s History of the United States, and the film The People Speak, to arrange a performance or workshop in your school or community, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact:
Voices of a People’s History of the United States
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Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. ~ Howard Zinn