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Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
Born in 1922, Howard Zinn began his career as a political activist at age 18, when he worked as a labor organizer. In this documentary, the late historian tells his life story. After serving in World War II, Zinn becomes a professor at Atlanta's Spelman College, only to be fired for his activist agitation. Admirers and friends of the fiercely liberal Zinn testify to his impact on their lives as he discusses his commitment to anti-war politics and rethinking American history.

Cast: Matt Damon

Directors: Deb Ellis , Denis Mueller

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004)

Release Date: June 18th, 2004|1 hr. 18 min.

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