To Be Heard

Directed by Amy Sultan, Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, and Deborah Shaffer
Year: 2010
Country: U.S.
Language: English
English Closed Captions

Three Bronx teens search for their voices and an answer to the question: Can language change lives? Karina, Pearl, and Anthony are precariously balanced on the edge. Inspired by three teachers in a radical poetry workshop, can they write their own life stories, imagining a future where fathers aren't in jail, mothers aren't abusive and college is a place where you awake every morning instead of just dreaming about it every night? A dedicated filmmaking team follows their lives, celebrating the value of poetry, devoted teachers, and the power that comes from writing your own life story.

Directed by Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer and Amy Sultan