Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Film)

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By Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller. Narrated by Matt Damon. Featuring music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg. First Run Features. June 2004.

This acclaimed film looks at the life of the renowned historian, activist and author Howard Zinn. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war.

Featuring rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues such as Noam Chomsky, You Can’t Be Neutral captures the essence of this extraordinary man who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years.

Narrated by Matt Damon. Featuring music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie, and Billy Bragg. [Publisher’s description.]

78 minutes. Released by First Run Features, 2004.