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The People Speak

The People Speak

The People Speak is inspired by Howard Zinn's books A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States. The film features the actual words of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past ? and present. Thes

The People Speak is inspired by Howard Zinn's books A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States. 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. These dramatic moments from our history are brought to life by a group of remarkable musicians and actors, including Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, John Legend, Lupe Fiasco, Kerry Washington, David Strathairn, and many more. 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.

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Runtime:
113 minutes

Director(s):
Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove

Executive Producer(s):
Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove

Writer(s):
Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove

Production Year
2009

Type
TV Documentary

Genre
History

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Website:
thepeoplespeak.com

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