FDL Movie Night: The People Speak

By: Monday March 8, 2010 5:00 pm

Howard Zinn’s monumental book, A People’s History of the United States lifted the curtain on the traditional American narrative, revealing class struggles, dissent and the efforts of everyday Americans, people of color, women, day laborers, migrant workers to gain and live with the rights promised in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

In The People Speak, Zinn is joined by a group of talented actors and musicians in bringing these people’s stories to life. Morgan Freeman, Viggo Mortensen, Marisa Tomei, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, David Starthairn, Danny Glover, Kerry Washington, Benjamin Bratt, Sandra Oh, Jasmine Guy, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Pink, Eddie Vedder, John Legend, DMC, Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson are among the stars lending their voices to The People Speak, a documentary based on A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States, the companion volume of 200 primary sources, co-created with Anthony Arnove.

 

GRITtv: They’ve Got Healthcare, Why Don’t We?

By: Thursday May 22, 2008 5:05 pm

Tonight on GRITtv we take a look at healthcare in Canada, Germany and Taiwan, preview the new film War Inc, and check out a documentary-in-progress about “The Most Dangerous Man In America.”

GRITtv: War, Inc.

By: Thursday May 22, 2008 3:14 pm

Today we sit down with War, Inc. director Josh Seftel and co-screenwriter Jeremy Pikser, whose film shows how a more accurate representation of corporate profiteering and malicious intervention in global conflict can lead to horrifyingly hilarious results.

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