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

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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...
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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
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2005
  • UPC: 720229911320
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: First Run Features
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Damon Voice Only
Howard Zinn Participant
Noam Chomsky Participant
Tom Hayden Participant
Alice Walker Participant
Marian Wright Edelman Participant
Daniel Ellsberg Participant
Technical Credits
Deb Ellis Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Sound/Sound Designer
Denis Mueller Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Martinez Score Composer
Cyndi Moran Editor
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapters
   Bonus Features
      Biographies: Filmmakers Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller
      DVD-ROM Features
      Trailer Gallery
         Berkeley in the Sixties
         Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times
         War Photographer
         Bonhoeffer
         The Trials of Henry Kissinger
         For More Information Please Contact First Run Features
      Audio and Video Extras: Human Nature and Aggression (Video)
      Audio and Video Extras: Speech at Veterans for Peace Conference 2004 (Video)
      Audio and Video Extras: 1971 Speech at Boston Common of Civil Disobedience (Audio)
   About First Run Features
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2010

    THANKS MATT DAMON FOR ZINN!!

    Great documentary!! Here is a "greatest generation" leader and mover that must be admired and hopefully immitated..

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