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

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Overview

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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Overview

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 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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2010
  • UPC: 720229914314
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,966

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Damon Voice Only
Howard Zinn Participant
Noam Chomsky Participant
Marian Wright Edelman Participant
Daniel Ellsberg Participant
Tom Hayden Participant
Alice Walker 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

Disc #1 -- Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train
1. Introduction [2:53]
2. Early Life [2:45]
3. Power of Labor [3:46]
4. Roz [2:13]
5. Royan [2:18]
6. Early Married Life [1:03]
7. Ludlow Massacre [3:21]
8. The South [7:58]
9. Dunkin Donuts [:33]
10. The New Abolitionists [4:08]
11. Vietnam [10:07]
12. Logic of Withdrawal [1:21]
13. Role of the Historian [3:35]
14. Civil Disobedience [4:08]
15. Zinn and Silber [3:28]
16. People's History [8:06]
17. Marx in Soho [3:54]
18. War is Like Crack [3:26]
19. Democracy [4:54]
20. Credits [3:16]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train
   First Run Features
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   Chapters
   Bonus Features
      Howard Zinn Speech and Interview Excerpts
         Boston University (2001)
            Never Overestimate the Power of People who Became Cogs in Giant Organizations
            Veteran's Day
            Driving in California (1999)
               Zinn discusses the Philosopher Herbert Marcuse, known as "the Father of the Left"
            Interview at the University of Wisconsin (1998)
               Working in a Warehouse during Grad School
            Finding the Papers of Former New York Mayor Fiorello Henry La Guardia
            Zinn and Studs Terkel in Berkeley, CA (1997)
               Oral History
            Absence of History in the Media
            Howard Describes how he met Studs
            Hierarchy of Values - A Discussion Ranging from the Klan to Baseball
            The Potential for Change
            Amherst College Talk (2003)
               Change Does Not Happen Through Voting
            Sonoma, CA - Lecture (1998)
               Whose Interest does the Constitution Represent?
            Boston Common (2008)
               The Power of Governments Depends on the Obedience of the People
            Kansas - Radio Interview (1998)
               On Education
            Human Nature and Aggression (2001)
               Human Nature is often learned experience
            Speech at Veteran's for Peace Conference (2004)
               How Veterans Have Played a Historic Role in Peace Movements
            Speech at Boston Common (1971)
               The Day after Delivering this Vietnam War Era Speech, Zinn was Clubbed and Arrested (Audio Only)
      Filmmaker Biographies
      Howard On Camera: Film Excerpts
         The Camden 28
            Zinn Speaks About the Need for Civil Disobedience in Society
            Zinn Discusses What The Documents Known as The Pentagon Papers Revealed
            Play Trailer
         One Bright Shining Moment
            Harvey Kornberg, Howard Zinn and Dick Gregroy talk about the killings at Kent State University in 1970
            George McGovern, Thomas Knock, Howard Zinn and Harvey Kornberg discuss the Gulf of Tonkin affair that led to an American Declaration of War against Vietnam
            Play Trailer
         The Most Dangerous Man in America
            Zinn describes protesting the Vietnam War with Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky
            Zinn describes the night before The Pentagon Papers were published
            Play Trailer
         Sacco And Vanzetti
            Zinn discusses how Sacco and Vanzetti were on trial for their opinions, not their actions
            Zinn speaks of how the Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti inspire him
            Play Trailer
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      DVD ROM 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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