The People Speak
Based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States," THE PEOPLE SPEAK (http://www.thepeoplespeak.com) brings to life the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans who fought for equality and justice from the bottom up.
The feature film, is co-directed by Moore, Arnove and Zinn and features dramatic and musical performances by Allison Moorer, Benjamin Bratt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Robinson, Christina Kirk, Danny Glover, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, David Strathairn, Don Cheadle, Eddie Vedder, Harris Yulin, Jasmine Guy, John Legend, Josh Brolin, Kathleen Chalfant, Kerry Washington, Lupe Fiasco, Marisa Tomei, Martín Espada, Matt Damon, Michael Ealy, Mike O'Malley, Morgan Freeman, P!nk, Q'orianka Kilcher, Reg E. Cathey, Rich Robinson, Rosario Dawson, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Staceyann Chin, and Viggo Mortensen**.
The film showing will be followed by a Q&A with co-producer and co-director Anthony Arnove.
Proceeds go to a scholarship fund to help people attend Socialism 2010 (http://socialismconference.org), which is one of the most significant annual gatherings of the broad left in the country. The conference brings together progressive student activists, radical academics and intellectuals and other campus activists, rank-and-file trade unionists, teachers, community organizers, and representatives of the left from across the country and around the world.
These annual Socialism conferences have become a central part of the fledgling social movements of our day, giving organizers and activists a space for open discussion and debate, and an opportunity to collaborate in clarifying the ideas that fuel and sustain these movements.
Such conferences are sorely needed today, to help us channel the energy of these crisis-ridden times into left-wing solutions instead of more right-wing disasters.
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