To Be Heard

Wednesday, October 12 - Tuesday, October 18, 2011

“One of the best documentaries of the year!” – The New York Times

Three teens from the South Bronx struggle to change their lives when they start to write poetry.  As writing and reciting become vehicles for their expressions of love, friendship, frustration and hope, they emerge as accomplished, self-aware artists who use their creativity to alter their circumstances.  An intimate, vérité portrait, TO BE HEARD follows the three friends over four years as they build a bond based on language, respect and the need to survive.

Metropolis Winner, DOC NYC 2010

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 87 minutes
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  • Director Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer and Amy Sultan

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