Chomsky & Zinn: 2 New Documentaries
A representative of New Video recently contacted me about two new documentaries:
1. Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky In Our Times
Noam Chomsky’s voice may be controversial, but his incisive arguments, based on decades of research and analysis, deserve to be heard and considered. “Power and Terror” presents the latest in Chomsky’s thinking, through interviews and public talks given in the Spring of 2002. Chomsky places the terrorist’s attacks of 9/11 in the context of American foreign intervention through the post war decades — in Vietnam, Central America, the Middle East and elsewhere.
2. Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train
In these turbulent times, Howard Zinn is inspiring a new generation. This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author of the landmarked book A People’s History of the United States, an eyeopening history from the people of the disenfranchised. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, 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 with Zinn and colleagues such as Chomsky, “You Can’t Be Neutral” captures the essence of this extraordinary man who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years. Narrated by Matt Damon; featuring music from Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg.
The representative mentioned a limited number of free downloads available if I were interested in setting up a contest of sorts for my readers.
If these movies strike your fancy (which I shouold hope that they do), stay tuned for a possible upcoming contest.