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The People Speak

An all-star cast that includes Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen, Marisa Tomei, and Morgan Freeman recites an oral history of American activism in History's upcoming The People Speak.
November 5, 2009


An all-star cast that includes Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen, Marisa Tomei, and Morgan Freeman recites an oral history of American activism in History’s upcoming The People Speak. The special, premiering Dec. 13, is based on the books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History by historian Howard Zinn.
Co-Directors: Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove
Executive Producers: Chris Moore, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Anthony Arnove

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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