Alternate Title School-Time Screening / Discussion: Screening Activism: The People Speak
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Grades 7-12. The People Speak, directed by Anthony Arnove, Chris Moore & Howard Zinn, gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout US history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice. Narrated by acclaimed historian Howard Zinn and based on A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States, The People Speak illustates the relevance of historical moments to society today and reminds us to never take liberty for granted. The film includes performances by over 30 artists, from Danny Glover to Matt Damon, reading the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday people. Includes post-screening discussion with commentators Chia-Ti Chiu and Samara Gaev.