Friday, July 31, 2009

Zinn's 'A People's History of the United States' to Air on the History Channel (Trailer)

The People Speak, an adaption of Howard Zinn's phenomenal history book -- A People's History of the United States -- will soon air on the History Channel. All about history from the bottom up, all about what this country desperately needs - unruly people fed up with what passes for democracy in this country. And it includes women. Just imagine.

"A documentary based on Howard Zinn's groundbreaking books A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States, featuring music by Bruce Springsteen and performances by Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, John Legend, and many other great performers, will air on TV and be released on a special DVD. The documentary, The People Speak, shows the rich history of dissent in our history, and explores why it is so relevant and urgent today."