About the Film

Directed by Daniel Mermet and Olivier Azam, Howard Zinn, A Popular American History is a documentary film inspired by Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People's History of the United States and revisits the entire history of the United States. In this documentary, hear interviews with Howard Zinn, renowned historian and professor at Boston University, linguist Noam Chomsky, war reporter and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Chris Hedges among others. Don't miss the premiere of Howard Zinn, a Popular American History before its official release in the U.S. The film will be introduced by directors Daniel Mermet and Olivier Azam. A Q&A session and reception will follow.

This event is co-presented with Les Mutins de Pangée and TV5MONDE.

About the directors

Daniel Mermet is a radio producer, journalist and writer. He produces and hosts the radio program Là-bas si j’y suis (for 25 years on France Inter and now on the website Filmography: Chomsky & Cie (2008) and Chomsky & le pouvoir (2009), Howard Zinn, A Popular American History (2015)

Olivier Azam is a director, producer, and founding member of the audiovisual cooperative Les Mutins de Pangée. Filmography: Je déboule à Kaboul (2002), Désentubages cathodiques (2005) Chomsky & Cie Chomsky & le pouvoir (2009), Grandpuits et petites victoires (2010), Une histoire de la grève générale (2011), Howard Zinn, A Popular American History (2015), La cigale, le corbeau et les poulets (2016)

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New Cinema Programming

Starting this Spring, cinema is taking the leap at the French Cultural Center. We have revisited and expanded our programming to offer you new ways to experience the best of French and Francophone cinema. While continuing the monthly Ciné-Clubs to catch up on recent films from the Francophone world, we are launching Ciné-Rétro, a two-evening marathon to discover or re-discover some 1940s to 1970s French classics and Ciné-Loulous, where children and their families can enjoy French animated gems followed by arts and crafts activities inspired by the film. As always, you will be able to mingle and discuss the films with our in-house film expert, fellow cinéphiles and francophiles.


This event is sponsored by Les Mutins de Pangée and TV5MONDE, This Program is made possible thanks in part to the Mosaïque Cultural Fund and Steven Galante, Chairman of the French Cultural Center.

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