Please join CHHIRJ on May 10th for a free screening of the documentary, The People Speak. This dynamic, inspiring film is the last major piece of work by the historian, activist and writer Howard Zinn, who died in January this year.
- Screening of The People Speak
- Discussion with Co-Directors Chris Moore & Anthony Arnove
- Moderated by Acclaimed Author & Boston Globe Columnist James Carroll
About the Film
Narrated by Howard Zinn, The People Speak “illustrates the social relevance of passionate historical moments and reminds us never to take liberty for granted.” Using the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, the film “gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history and forged a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice.”
The documentary finds its inspiration in Zinn’s book, A People’s History of the United States and is based on live readings from the book, Voices of a People’s History of the United States. It features dramatic readings by Matt Damon, Danny Glover, Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, and John Legend, and musical performances by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder.
This event is free and open to the public but a ticket is required for entry.
Tickets can be picked up either at the Harvard Box Office (limit 2 per person) at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue; by calling the box office at 617-496-2222 (service charge applies for phone orders)
(TTY 495-1642); or at Sanders Theater, on an “as available” basis, beginning at 3:30 p.m., on May 10, the day of the event.
This screening is co-sponsored by the Houston Institute, in collaboration with Voices of a People’s History of the United States.
This event is made possible by a generous contribution from Artfire Films, a subsidiary of Fireman Capital.