A QUICK GUIDE TO SOME OF THE 50 VOICES IN THE FILM

Lewis Black:  Globally acclaimed stand-up comic instantly recognizable for his cathartic, passionately pissed-off style and incisive, topical wit

Billy Bragg British singer/songwriter who fused folk, punk and personal-storytelling to become one of the most popular artists of the last two decades

Staceyann Chin:  Spoken-word artist, performer, poet and LGBT rights activist widely known as a co-writer and performer in the Tony Award-winning “Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam”

Chuck D Rapper, author and founder of pioneering rap group Public Enemy, who brought hip-hop to the fore as music with a message

Edwidge Danticat:  Award-winning novelist who draws on her Haitian-American background to write about themes swirling through our times:  emigration, culture, gender and the entwining of past, present and future

Stephen Duncombe:  Professor of history at NYU, who thinks and writes about media, culture and their intersection with politics

Eve Ensler:  Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist renown for her long-running play “The Vagina Monologues” and her growing V-Day Global Movement to End Violence Against Women

Shepard Fairey:  One of the most popular and influential street artists of our times, known for his provocative artworks, grass-roots posters and resisting all categorization

Tommy Guerrero:  San Francisco skateboard legend – and member of the Bones Brigade skate team in the 1980s – turned recording artist with a slew of critically acclaimed albums

Suheir Hammad Palestinian-American poet and political activist who came to the fore with her bracingly honest spoken word performances on Def Poetry Jam

Sean Hayes: Indie singer/songwriter known for his raw, earthy style

Eugene Hutz:  Ukrainian-born front man of the critically acclaimed gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello

Van Jones:  Pioneer in clean energy and human rights, champion of the middle class, founder of non-profits focused on people-powered innovation, author and former adviser to the Obama administration

Wayne Kramer Co-founder of the seminal Detroit rock band MC5, which continues to be a major influence on current music, and ranked as one of the greatest guitarists of all time

Hari Kunzru:  British novelist and journalist, known for daring works of fiction exploring themes of today’s globalized world

Ian MacKaye Founder of the influential hard-core band Minor Threat, the self-managed bands Fugazi and The Evens, a duo with Amy Farina that performs in non-traditional spaces

El Meswy:  Brooklyn-based, Spanish-born hip-hop artist who is part of the rapidly growing Spanish hip-hop scene and known for his raw storytelling style

Tom Morello:  One of today’s most outspoken musicians who has made an indelible mark on current music in such bands as Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and The Nightwatchman

John Sayles:  Indie film writer, director and most of all, storyteller, who has made a diverse roster of iconoclastic, unexpected and socially complex movies that chronicle American life

D.J. Spooky:  Hip-hop musician, turntablist, producer, author, professor, philosopher and artist; currently Resident Artist at the Metropolitan Museum of New York

Elizabeth Streb:  Sought-after contemporary choreographer and “Genius grant” recipient, who mesmerizes audiences with her fierce, acrobatic, perspective-challenging works

Richard D. Wolff:  Professor of Economics known for his innovative ideas about class and capitalist crises