March 3, 2009
Voices of a People’s History of the United States have released a trailer for the upcoming documentary “The People Speak”, directed by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove and Chris Moore.
The documentary, based on the 2004 book by Howard Zinn and edited by Anthony Arnove, gathers in one document the voices of conscience that have always spoken against injustice in American society—even if they have not always been heard. The words of icons like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sojourner Truth and the words of lesser-known activists alike are interpreted by noted performers—including Danny Glover, Sandra Oh, Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei and Bruce Springsteen—to present a living document of America’s tradition of resistance to the injustice of those in power. The film is a counterpart to the continued work of the VOICES group, whose live performances of material from Howard Zinn’s book has won them acclaim since 2003.