The People Speak is a 2009 American documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans. The film gives voice to those who, by insisting on equality and justice, spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history and also illustrates the relevance of this to today’s society.
The film is narrated by historian Howard Zinn and is based on his books A People’s History of the United States and, with Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People’s History of the United States.
The People Speak is produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn. It is co-directed by Moore, Arnove and Zinn.
We will be showing the film in the Luxemburg Saal of Karl-Liebknecht Haus (Kleine Alexander Straße 28, Rosa Luxemburg Platz) at 4pm, followed by a discussion on social movements in the US with Victor Grossman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Grossman),