Thursday, 4 February 2010
REMEBRANCES- Howard Zinn - 1922-2010 -
Howard Zinn (1922-2010): A Tribute to the Legendary Historian with Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove
We pay tribute to the late historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn, who died suddenly on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of eighty-seven. Howard Zinn’s classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. It has sold over a million copies and was recently made into a television special called The People Speak. We remember Howard Zinn in his own words, and we speak with those who knew him best: Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove.
"Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, the documentary feature film THE PEOPLE SPEAK gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice.
Narrated by acclaimed historian Howard Zinn and based on his best-selling books, A People's History of the United States and, with Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People's History, THE PEOPLE SPEAK illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK is produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, co-directed by Moore, Arnove and Zinn, and features and dramatic and musical performances by Brolin, Damon, Rosario Dawson, Bob Dylan, Michael Ealy, Lupe Fiasco, Morgan Freeman, Jasmine Guy, John Legend, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Sandra Oh, Viggo Mortensen, Bruce Springsteen, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, and many others."
(1st row L-R) Allison Moorer, Matt Damon, Howard Zinn, Abbe Raven, StaceyAnn Chin, Viggo Mortensen, (2nd row L-R) Danny Glover, Chris Moore, Lupe Fiasco, Josh Brolin, Q'orianka Kilcher, Jasmine Guy, Harris Yulin, (3rd row L-R) Michael Ealy, Anthony Arnove, Darryl McDaniels, Nancy Dubuc, Rich Robinson, Christina Kirk, and Kathleen Chalfant. Backstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center, November 19, 2009, NYC Premiere of The People Speak.
Source by The People Speak and www.howardzinn.org and Chomskyan (Youtube)