Directed by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller • Documentary • With Matt Damon • 2010 • 78 minutes
This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Howard Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor.
Featuring rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues such as Noam Chomsky, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train captures the essence of this extraordinary man who was a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years.
With music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg.
"He changed the consciousness of a generation." - Noam Chomsky