Film Screening and Poetry Slam: Louder Than a Bomb

Posted by on February 06, 2012

On Sunday, February 12 at 2:30 , the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is showing a documentary called “Louder Than a Bomb,” and having a live poetry slam at the Prince Music Theater.  The film tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth slam.  The film “captures the tempestuous lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa.  While the topics they tackle are often deeply personal, what they put into their poems – and what they get out of them – is universal: the defining work of finding one’s own voice.”  Please go to for more information and the film trailer.

Following the film will a Live Poetry Performance by members of Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement, middle school students from La Salle University’s “Writers Matter” program and some of Philadelphia’s celebrated slam poets.

So, please join us on February 12 and meet these very special (young) Writers Matter students as they participate in a poetry slam and share with you a window into their lives through personal stories.  You’ll be amazed with their talent, passion, energy level and potential as emerging young citizens and leaders.

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