"The People Speak" - Radical Film Series

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Feb 25 2011 17:56
"The People Speak" - Radical Film Series

With introduction by Jacqueline Shodeke

"The People Speak is a beautiful and moving film inspired by Howard Zinn's books A People's History of the United States, first published in 1980 and Voices of a People's History of the United States.

The film features the actual words (in letters, songs, poems, speeches and manifestos) of rebels, dissenters and visionaries from the past and present, including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali, and unknown veterans, union workers, abolitionists and many others never featured in high school textbooks. These dramatic moments are brought to life by a group of remarkable musicians and actors.

The People Speak celebrates the extraordinary possibilities for creating social change that ordinary people have realised throughout the course of the often ignored American history of dissent and protest.

The film features dramatic and musical performances by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Danny Glover, Jasmine Guy, Josh Brolin, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Pink, Ry Cooder, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen and many more.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM

The Socialist Party of Great Britain Head Office
52 Clapham High Street

All welcome.

Entry is free. There will be a discussion period. Free refreshments.

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