Auteur: Zinn, Howard
Titel: Stories hollywood never tells (audio cd)
What sort of view of our history do we get from Hollywood movies? Why are some stories told and others not? Howard Zinn's `People's history of the United States' helped to enlarge our sense of history to include the stories of women, minorities, labor struggles and others forgotten or removed from official histories. In this informal talk given at the Taos Film Festival, Zinn turns his attention to Hollywood, the stories it tells and the ones it doesn?t. He tells the stories of wars from the point of view of disillusioned deserters, of the differences between `All's quiet on the Western Front' and `Saving private Ryan', of railroad strikes and the Haymarket Affair, and the real story of Helen Keller, socialist and anti-war agitator. He revisits the life story of Mother Jones. How she leads a march of 12-year-old textile workers from Pennsylvania to Roosevelt?s vacation home in Oyster Bay, to demand better working conditions in the textile mills, then at age 85 is thrown in jail for leading the Colorado Coal strike of 1913-4. A spellbinding and provocative talk by America?s most beloved historian.
2000, pag., Euro 14
AK SF Distribution Oakland, Oakland California, ISBN 1902593367
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