Exclusive "Louder than a Bomb" Clip Featuring Lamar Jorden
Thu, 19 May 2011 07:07:45
Check out this exclusive clip from Louder Than a Bomb, a documentary film which highlights youth poet Lamar Jorden and his peers at Steinmetz Academy! The film tells the story of four high school poetry teams from Chicago as they prepare to compete in the world's largest youth slam. Both hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the turbulent lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa. But make no mistake. Louder Than a Bomb is not about "high school poetry" as we often think of it. It's about language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance. That’s exactly how hip-hop was born, and words color our worlds beautifully, which makes this film so explosive!
While the topics the poetry teams tackle are often deeply personal, what they put into their poems and what they get out of them-is universal: the defining work of finding one's voice.
The film has won more than a dozen festival prizes and now is your chance to enjoy a clip from the film.
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