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Our Words Our Cities

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Our Words Our Cities

Urban youth program America Scores presents Our Words Our Cities, an interactive national poetry slam and documentary.

Our Words Our Cities is a dynamic, engaging, and enlightening feature length documentary following a nationwide youth poetry slam series run by non-profit America SCORES, which brings communities together by showcasing the voices of inner-city children.  More than just performances, this film introduces characters – kids, professional poets, coaches and poetry experts – and gives the audiences people to root for – like New York’s eleven-year old Ahmed, who recently was a finalist in the Eastern Regional Slam, but barely spoke English when his family immigrated from war-torn Yemen just four years ago.  Our Words Our Cities is a dive into the evolution of poetry – from Ancient Greece to rap battles in Brooklyn – told through the voices of these amazing poet-athletes, and with a real-time look at the struggles faced by children brought on by elevating racial injustice and violence in America during a global pandemic…Read more

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Our Words Our Cities

Urban youth program America Scores presents Our Words Our Cities, an interactive national poetry slam and documentary.

Our Words Our Cities is a dynamic, engaging, and enlightening feature length documentary following a nationwide youth poetry slam series run by non-profit America SCORES, which brings communities together by showcasing the voices of inner-city children.  More than just performances, this film introduces characters – kids, professional poets, coaches and poetry experts – and gives the audiences people to root for – like New York’s eleven-year old Ahmed, who recently was a finalist in the Eastern Regional Slam, but barely spoke English when his family immigrated from war-torn Yemen just four years ago.  Our Words Our Cities is a dive into the evolution of poetry – from Ancient Greece to rap battles in Brooklyn – told through the voices of these amazing poet-athletes, and with a real-time look at the struggles faced by children brought on by elevating racial injustice and violence in America during a global pandemic…Read more

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