Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Special Commemorative Edition)

Starring: Matt Damon Director: Deb Ellis & Denis Mueller
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: First Run Features
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Bonus Speeches and Interviews
    • Howard on Camera: Film Excerpts
    • More Excerpts with Studs Terkel
    • Daniel Ellsberg's A Memory of Howard Zinn
    • Zinn's Recommended Reading List
  • Special Edition
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 10/15/2004
"The film is especially strong in its second half, which is dominated by contemporary footage of Zinn, a strong advocate of civil disobedience, addressing students and assemblies. He is a calm yet passionate speaker whose views on war are particularly topical."

Product Description:

In this galvanizing documentary, professor Howard Zinn recounts his life as a writer, educator, and leader in nonviolent social protest. His story is one of being in "the right place at the right time," from poor beginnings, working in shipyard unions, fighting in WWII as a bomber pilot, and then launching his academic career as one of the first white professors to teach at the historically black Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. He helped spark the civil rights protest there, and soon moved to Boston College where he became a key figure in organizing anti-Vietnam protests. The historical span of the film concludes with Zinn protesting the war on Iraq. Known as the author of the bestselling A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, Zinn is a charismatic, well-spoken man whose devotion to telling the truth about America--and working to set things right--is inspiring. Viewers may come away from this film ready to grab a picket sign and head off to the nearest rally. The documentary captures a year in Zinn's life, including his winning of the 2003 Prix des Amis du Monde diplomatique. Testimonials from the likes of Alice Walker (a student of Zinn's at Spelman) and Noam Chomsky put his contributions to the peace and civil rights movements in a broader perspective. Matt Damon narrates and the score includes songs by Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg, and Eddie Vedder.

Plot Keywords:

Authors | Based On A Novel | Biographical | Documentary | Politics | Theatrical Release | True Story | Vietnam

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: JULY 23, 2004 (NY)

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