This Friday we have an interview with Yale Strom, the multi-talented, award winning documentary filmmaker. Strom has a new documentary on Eugene V. Debs debuting in select cities across the country. Debs was an American socialist and revolutionary. He was instrumental in organizing labor unions and galvanizing citizens to insist their government protect all of the people’s rights instead of just the wealthiest.
We wanted to give you a look at the trailer for the documentary, which features narration from actress Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams). Eugene V. Debs was a patriot, and more importantly a role model. He fought for basic decency and dignity for all American workers. He went to jail for it too. During a time when too many politicians seem intent on destroying the social fabric, and repealing any remaining safeguards against terrible corporate behavior we still have in place, it’s inspiring to see someone who fought for what was right, despite the consequences. Enjoy the trailer.