Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

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Director: Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller

Cast: Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller, Matt Damon, Howard Zinn

     
 

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Directed by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller, Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train offers a retrospective on the life and times of Howard Zinn. Activist, best-selling author, and historian, Zinn is considered the catalyst for some of the most notable progressive movements of the past 60 years. Noam Chomsky, who claims that Zinn "changed theSee more details below

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Directed by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller, Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train offers a retrospective on the life and times of Howard Zinn. Activist, best-selling author, and historian, Zinn is considered the catalyst for some of the most notable progressive movements of the past 60 years. Noam Chomsky, who claims that Zinn "changed the consciousness of a generation," is featured in several interviews, along with Marian Wright Edelman, Alice Walker, Tom Hayden, Daniel Ellsberg, and Zinn himself. The documentary also features rare archival footage. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2005
UPC:
0720229911320
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Time:
1:18:00

Special Features

Bonus footage: On Human Nature and Aggression; speech at veterans for peace conference, 2004; speech at Boston Common on civil disobedience, 1971 (audio only); DVD-ROM materials: Zinn's recommended reading list; transcription of Boston Common speech; more; Biographies; Trailer gallery

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [2:53]
2. Early Life [2:45]
3. Power of Labor [3:46]
4. Roz [2:12]
5. Royan [2:19]
6. Early Married Life [1:03]
7. Ludlow Massacre [3:21]
8. The South [7:58]
9. Dunkin Donuts [:33]
10. The New Abolitionists [4:07]
11. Vietnam [10:07]
12. Logic of Withdrawl [1:23]
13. Role of the Historian [3:34]
14. Civil Disobedience [4:08]
15. Zinn and Silber [3:28]
16. People's History [8:06]
17. Marx in Soho [3:53]
18. War Is Like Crack [3:28]
19. Democracy [4:54]
20. Credits [3:15]

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