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Howard Zinn Teams with Hollywood Stars on History Channel Film

BU Professor Emeritus Howard Zinn visited the Tsai Performance Center on November 5 to promote his new film, The People Speak, a documentary based on his magnum opus A People’s History of the United States. Zinn produced the film along with movies stars Matt Damon and Josh Brolin and collaborators Chris Moore and Anthony Arnove. It will debut on History on December 13.

The People Speak uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans throughout U.S. history. The People Speak College Tour brings the films' producers and cast members to eight universities across the country for live readings, clip screenings, and in-depth discussion. The College of Arts & Sciences, Core Curriculum, Honors Program, and departments of history and political science sponsored the November 5 event, which also featured Moore, actor David Strathairn, and Dean Sapiro.