Profit Motive & the Whispering Wind (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Profit Motive & the Whispering Wind (2008)

Profit Motive & the Whispering Wind



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Filmmaker John Gianvito explores America's rich history of progressive social protest by taking viewers on a tour of the gravestones and monuments dedicated to notable American rebels and leftists. As the viewer joins Gianvito on his cross-country journey, the stories of the dissenters who disappeared from our cultural memory comes to vivid life before our very eyes. Filmed over the course of three years, Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind tells the remarkable tales of such forgotten radicals as Eugene V. Debs and Sojourner Truth.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: John Gianvito
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On DVD: May 19, 2009
Traveling Light Media

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

A moving and intriguing reverie.

August 1, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

The chronologically arranged tour ends with frenetic images of contemporary anti-war drumlines -- the struggle continues! -- which feels presumptuous; should we assume Elizabeth Cady Stanton's ideas on Afghanistan?

Full Review… | July 29, 2008
Village Voice
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At once uplifting and thought-provoking, guaranteed to send viewers Googling figures and events, this poetic docu is inspired by, and a worthy accompaniment to, Howard Zinn's revolutionary A People's History of the United States.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 24, 2011
Boston Globe
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Lengthy, beautifully composed shots of gravestones and historical monuments encourage us to mourn fallen heroes as well as to recognize our own vulnerability to larger forces.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

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