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Louder Than a Bomb

This screening took place on
Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

This exhilarating doc about the 2009 Chicago high school slam poetry contest follows a handful of the 600 teenagers who participate in this annual event, as they begin working towards the competition, crafting their poems and their performances. From the beginning of the year, the preparation is intense. Each poet has something to prove. To witness these teenagers embrace the grace and power of words is a revelation. As you watch the poets work with their fellow writers, workshopping their poems in a collective, cooperative process, this rivet- ing film pushes you to reassess what words can do, and more critically what young people can do. Winner of many ‘Audience Favourite’ awards at recent film festivals.

  • Directed by GREG JACOBS AND JON SISKEL
  • 2010, USA
  • 99 minutes

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