Howard Zinn online
August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010
Thursday, February 04
CO-SPONSORED BY RED CHANNELS
People’s History Rising
A Tribute to Howard Zinn in Film
at the The Brecht Forum
451 West Street (Between Bank and Bethune)
Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind – John Gianvito, 2008, 58 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 63 minutes | Digital Projection
In this installment of Red Channels, we pay tribute to the radical historian and activist Howard Zinn (1922-2010). Zinn will be remembered by A People’s History of the United States, a work that acted as a radical intervention in the field of US history and his writings gave breath,life and dimension to radical heroes often forgetten about. Indeed, given Zinn’s work as a playwright (Emma, Marx in Soho) one can argue that Zinn crafted a philosophy of “history as performance” throughout his life. The program takes its inspiration from Zinn’s performative history.
The Problem is Civil Disobedience is a dramatic reenactment of Zinn’s speech at a peace rally at the Boston Common in 1971.
Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind is a mediation based on the People’s History of the United States. John Gianvito’s one-of-a-kind documentary journeys from the gravesites to the public markers that document the people and incidents that make up over 400 years of struggle against economic oppression. We will then be joined by Brian Jones, teacher and actor in the Voices of People’s History.