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John Gianvito

“Ultimately the challenge was how to reflect this history, to pay tribute to it, without coming across as attempting to give a kind of short-hand version of the experience one gets through things such as properly sitting down and reading Zinn’s compelling text.”

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    PROFIT MOTIVE AND THE WHISPERING WIND

    John Gianvito United States, 2007

    A nation has many histories, most of which are left behind in popular retelling. John Gianvito’s extraordinary documentary, beautifully restored, has the courage to find a new way of understanding the history of the United States: through the markers, honored or forgotten, placed for us to remember.

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    HER SOCIALIST SMILE

    John Gianvito United States, 2020

    Beginning with her first public appearance in 1913 at age 32, Helen Keller spent her life advocating for progressive causes. Though few recordings exist of Keller, Her Socialist Smile grapples with a figure whose popular image has been frozen in childhood, ignoring a complex rhetorical legacy.

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