In Infoteka CK13:
Program in English.
Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004.) – 78’
Directors: Denis Mueller, Deb Ellis
In this documentary, professor Howard Zinn (1922-2010.) recounts his life as a writer, educator, and leader in nonviolent social protest. His story is one of being in “the right place at the right time,” from poor beginnings, working in shipyard unions, fighting in WWII as a bomber pilot, and then launching his academic career as one of the first white professors to teach at the historically black Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. He helped spark the civil rights protest there, and soon moved to Boston College where he became a key figure in organizing anti-Vietnam protests. The historical span of the film concludes with Zinn protesting the war on Iraq. Known as the author of the best-selling „A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES“, Zinn is a charismatic, well-spoken man whose devotion to telling the truth about America (and working to set things right) is inspiring.