Louder Than A Bomb

Louder Than A Bomb

DVD - 2012
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Every year, more than 600 teenagers from over 60 Chicago-area schools gather for the world's largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as 'Louder than a Bomb.' Founded in 2001, it is the only event of its kind in the country, a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. Rather than emphasize individual poets and performances, the structure demands that kids work collaboratively with their peers, presenting, critiquing, and rewriting their pieces.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Virgil Films, [2012]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 808.545 LOU NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 29, 2018

The sales pitch was quite strong and ended up overselling the product; the 'poetry' ends up being rants, rap unaccompanied by a beat, and, these being teenagers, talking about themselves. Some of the pieces are moving, but they are better understood as dramatic monologues than poetry.

JCLHelenH May 02, 2017

Similar to the documentary Spellbound, where students are preparing for the National Spelling Bee, Louder Than a Bomb offers a look at amazing kids writing and performing amazing poetry.

Feb 05, 2016

One of the BEST films I have seen in a long time. I laughed, I cried, I was moved beyond belief. I was impressed by the talent; it also gave me hope for our next generation who actually use REAL words to express their feelings NOT twitter!

Apr 19, 2015

Leave it up to Oprah Winfrey,and your potentially good documentary will be sleep inducing,just like this one is period.I LOVE poetry,yet this film feels more like amateur hour overall.Oprah LOVES it when black people LOSE,or fall from grace,and this film is explicitly clear about that FACT period.She HATES black people in real life,and makes sure she keeps reminding me of this no matter what.

Oct 23, 2013

I love this film! Some of the poems had me crying... There are some very powerful moments in this movie.

real_thing Jul 25, 2013

all inner city high school kids should c this

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