Words Aloud – trailer
Canada’s best poets and storytellers electrify audiences, revealing spoken word’s power to delight, inspire and transform. This documentary takes you on a journey through the many forms of spoken word, including dub, slam and lyric poetry, performance poetry, and storytelling. You’ll get an insider’s look at the Words Aloud Festival – performances, interviews, and the story of Adam, an 18-year-old student who begins to find his own voice. You’ll discover what makes a poet, what drives them to create, what’s most difficult about the writing life, and what compels them to continue. You’ll see how a small town creates a vibrant poetic community. Canada’s 2010 Olympic poet, Shane Koyczan, demonstrates why our own voices are so important and why poetry is truly the shortest distance between two hearts.
More about this film: http://www.openbooktoronto.com/jought/blog/words_aloud_movie