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

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

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: May 24th, 2005

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

Director: Deb Ellis , Denis Mueller

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Friend, Passionate, 2000s, Rise, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A thinker and an educator, Zinn has led a life of commitment and compassion, and the film offers a loving tribute. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    This documentary about Howard Zinn provides an effective if not necessarily comprehensive or objective portrait of the esteemed historian and activist. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Thoughtful, exciting, moving. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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