TO BE HEARD (2010)

Expected to Attend: Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan; subjects Pearl Quick and Karina Sanchez

In memory of Roland Legiardi Laura, who passed away earlier this year. Three New York teenagers find themselves profoundly changed by a radical poetry workshop. Putting pen to paper they’re able to imagine a future where fathers aren’t in jail, mothers aren’t abusive and college isn’t something you only see on TV. Can their words turn dreams into reality? This celebration of great teachers, poetry and selfempowerment won DOC NYC’s inaugural Metropolis Jury Prize and Audience Award in 2010.

This free screening is co-presented with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment as part of 50 Years of Magic, celebrating 50 years of film and TV production in New York City. Tickets available online (service fee applies) or in-person at the box office.

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Official Site: http://www.tobeheard.org
On Twitter: tobeheardDOC
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToBeHeard/
Director: Roland Legiardi Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan
Producer: Roland Legiardi Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan
Cinematographer: Edwin Martinez
Editor: Edwin Martinez
Music: Wendy Blackstone
Running Time: 87
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Year: 2010