February 16, 2010

DVD Giveaway: Howard Zinn's The People Speak

Courtesy of the fine folks at A & E Home Entertainment and The History Channel, I have a shiny new copy of The People Speak to give away to one lucky reader. Find out below how it can be yours for the low low cost of free dollars. 

Here's the official description: "Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, The People Speak focuses on the concept of democracy based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who, through their words and actions, changed the course of history. Narrated by Howard Zinn and based on his bestselling books, "A People's History of the United States", and "Voices of a People's History", this groundbreaking documentary film illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today, reminding us that democracy is not a spectator sport and to never take liberty for granted. A journey from the founding of this country to the civil rights movement and beyond, The People Speak uses star power to celebrate democracy: executive producer Matt Damon reads from The Declaration of Independence; Bruce Springsteen performs Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land"; while other accomplished performers, including Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Kerry Washington, Bob Dylan and Eddie Vedder lend their voices to help re-create the emotional impact of these moments in history."

As an undergrad at BU I once heard Zinn speak, but I've never actually read any of his books. Needless to say I'm very interested to view my screener copy, and I will post a review when I announce the winner of the giveaway.

If you would like a chance to win the DVD, simply do one of two things by next Wednesday, February 24:

1.) Leave a comment below and include your email address.
2.) Email me at getafilm @ gmail.com with the words "PEOPLE SPEAK" in the subject line.

That's it! I'll randomly select from the entries and contact the winner for a shipping address (I'll take care of shipping costs). Good luck!

Learn more about the film and order it (if you don't win it) through Barnes & Noble or Amazon.


  1. I'd love to get my hands on this, 'specially since it didn't air up here in The Great White North.

    Consider this The Hatter's entry!

  2. Considered - you are in!

    And by the way, since I didn't clarify and since a number of you are outside of the U.S., yes, I'll pay international shipping costs...


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