Three spoken word poets struggle through poverty, discrimination, PTSD and abandonment to prove the power of the word. When Kamaya Martin’s father abandons her mother with four kids and bills she couldn’t pay, Kamaya finds a creative outlet through her spoken word poetry, which leads to international team competitions in Chicago and Philadelphia. CJ Suitt uncovers his identity as a black male when he is inspired by his high school teacher to write and speak poetry. After marine veteran Jeremy Berggren loses his best friend and fellow soldier to suicide, he is haunted by what he knows about war and military life. He takes his country to task and calls for veteran support through his art. Follow along as these diverse portraits intersect through the medium of poetry.
Director Gerret Warner to be in attendance for screenings!
- year 2016
- rating MT
- runtime 68
- director Gerret Warner
- country USA
- Genre Art/Literature, Black Viewpoints, Documentary
- Programs NC Stories