Ed Rampell, author of DisInfo’s “Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States,” is announcing the nominees for the annual “Progie” Awards for Best Progressive Films and Filmmakers on Thom Hartmann’s Air America program at 11:00 a.m. PST/2:00 p.m. EST, December 29 on Thom Hartmann’s Air America radio program. To hear the nominations at that time log on to www.ThomHartmann.com and click on “Listen Live” or watch the announcement live at airamerica.com/thomvision. The Progies recognize features, documentaries and filmmakers for their outstanding achievement in promoting human rights and providing a voice for people of color, women, the working class, immigrants, gays, the environment and against war, censorship and political repression.
The Progies are presented by the James Agee Cinema Circle. Participants include: Dan Bessie, culture critic and son of one of the Hollywood Ten; Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner, co-authors of “Radical Hollywood”; Gerald Horne, author of “The Final Victim of the Blacklist” and “Class Struggle in Hollywood”; Bill Meyer, People’s Weekly World reviewer; Luis Reyes, co-author of “Hispanics in Hollywood”; Jack Shaheen, author of “Reel Bad Arabs” and “Guilty”; etc.