To Be Heard is the story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins with writing poetry. As writing and reciting become vehicles for their expressions of love, friendship, frustration, and hope, these three youngsters emerge as accomplished self-aware artists, who use their creativity
to alter their circumstances.


Focusing on three students at University Heights High School in the South Bronx, the poorest urban county in the United States, To Be Heard introduces viewers to Karina, Anthony, and Pearl who have all struggled since birth.  Every day, they directly confront the suffering and oppression of poverty, broken families, and an indifferent, often hostile school system. (from itvs.org)

Click on the picture below to read the New York Times article on the three teens and the documentary. 


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    This blog is about poetry (poetry slams, spoken word, performance poetry) and all the ways children, teens and adults express our world through poetic words, whether it be poetry, music, movies, books, films, documentaries, etc. It explores not only the world of words but the children, teens, and adults behind those words.  Words have power!  And this  blog along with the entire Cafe Copasetic website is the place to discover the Power of Words!!!

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