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Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007)

A visual meditation on the progressive history of the United States as seen through cemeteries, historic plaques and markers. Inspired by Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States".

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A visual meditation on the progressive history of the United States as seen through cemeteries, historic plaques and markers. Inspired by Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States".

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The International
Written by Pierre Degeyter
Arrangement by Ani Difranco and Utah Phillips
Sung by Ani Difranco and Utah Phillips
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