Plot & Details
Following three students in the Bronx as they take a Power Writing poetry class, To Be Heard explores the value of empowerment through expression. Directed and produced by Deborah Shaffer and Roland Legiardi-Laura , this documentary demonstrates the power of literacy in the face of adversity and the support system Karina Sanchez, Pearl Quick, and Anthony Pittman develop. Dealing with less than desirable home/life situations, the students' very survival relies on their abilities to cope with abuse, violence, and rejection.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 85min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/21/2011
- DVD Release Date: 02/12/2013
- Director(s): Amy Sultan, Roland Legiardi-Laura
- Themes: Kids in Trouble
- Tone: Confrontational,Gritty,Harsh
- Keywords: dysfunctional, inner-city, poetry, self-image, student
- Language: English