TO_BE_HEARD

To Be Heard

2010 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan

WINNER OF METROPOLIS JURY PRIZE AND DOC NYC AUDIENCE AWARD

Karina, Pearl and Anthony are three New York teenagers in a radical poetry workshop called Power Writing that has a profound affect on their lives. 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? Their lives are closely tracked by a dedicated filmmaking team who celebrate the value of great teachers, poetry, and the empowerment of writing your own life story.

 

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Metropolis

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Director: Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer, Amy Sultan
Running Time: 84 minutes
Year: 2010