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Thanks for your interest in showing The People Speak. It's our hope that this film gets seen far and wide and inspires people to stand up, speak out and organize for change. This page has the information and tools you need to organize a successful event- whether watching the movie with a few friends or hosting a 1,000 person event with your organization at your university or community center.
When you buy The People Speak DVDs, screening kits and gear on this website, your cash supports the Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport campaign. Join in, share the film, take action and inspire change.
Host a House Party; inspire your friends and family - show The People Speak
To show the film at home with your friends and family, all you need is the DVD.
Host a Community Screening. share the movie with your faith group, activist organization or at your local library
It's easy to host a Public Screening of The People Speak. All you need is a DVD licenced for public viewing, which you can get with The People Speak Community Screening Kit. The Community Screening Kit Includes: 1 Extended Version DVD licensed for public viewing, promotional materials (50 postcards, 25 stickers, 3 mini-posters) and 3 home viewing DVDs (which can be sold at the screening to help cover event costs, raise funds or given away as door prizes.) This DVD is licensed for COMMUNITY USE which means it is for public viewing as opposed to "personal home use." Community organizations are defined as non-profit organizations, including community groups, faith-based organizations, grassroots and student groups.
You can purchase additional home viewing DVDs in bulk at a discounted price which can be sold at your event to pay for your screening or raise additional funds for your organization.
Download our free Screening Planning Guide (below) for tips on how to plan a successful event.
You can also purchase a screening kit on our store.
Want to screen The People Speak and charge admission?
Public Viewings with admission The People Speak gives organizations a chance to raise money at your screening event. The People Speak splits the door fee: The People Speak 25%, Screening host 75%. Please email us here: email@example.com. We'll work with you to create a successful event!
You can purchase additional home viewing DVDs to sell at a discounted price to pay for your event or raise additional funds for your organization.
The small print: The People Speak will credit the $100 license fee, (minus S&H) provide promotional materials (stickers, etc) and add your organization to our Affiliate Program.
Want to invite The People Speak filmmakers or participants to speak at your university or event.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll work with you to make it happen.
Want to include The People Speak in your Film Festival?
Festival screening fee is $350 . Please email email@example.com with festival inquiries.
Broke but still need to host a screening of The People Speak?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'll see what we can work out.
Checkout these free downloadable tools to help you plan your screening
Download our free Screening Planning Guide (below) for tips on how to
plan a successful event.
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The People Speak is a beautiful and moving film inspired by Howard Zinn's books A People's History of the United States--first published in 1980 and one of the bestselling history books in the United States--and Voices of a People's History of the United States, the primary-source companion to A People's History of the United States, edited with Anthony Arnove.
Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, the documentary feature film The People Speak gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice.
Narrated by acclaimed historian Howard Zinn, The People Speak illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted.