Broken City Poets

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Roxie Theatre Sat, Feb 14, 2015 5:00 PM

This intriguing and thought provoking experimental documentary crawls over, under and inside the leftover 'dead zones' of the California road and freeway system, finding an eclectic mix of people who inhabit, explore, and re-purpose these liminal spaces, sometimes uncovering a world to call their own.  Urban planners, artists and engineers reflect on the sociological considerations about the built environment, including interviews with KALW'S Roman Mars (host of the popular architecture and design podcast "99 Percent Invisible") and John Law (co-founder of Burning Man and the Cacophony Society). -CM

Plays wth: Broken City Poets, Ariane Wu, 29 min

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Roxie Theatre Tue, Feb 17, 2015 7:16 PM

This intriguing and thought provoking experimental documentary crawls over, under and inside the leftover 'dead zones' of the California road and freeway system, finding an eclectic mix of people who inhabit, explore, and re-purpose these liminal spaces, sometimes uncovering a world to call their own.  Urban planners, artists and engineers reflect on the sociological considerations about the built environment, including interviews with KALW'S Roman Mars (host of the popular architecture and design podcast "99 Percent Invisible") and John Law (co-founder of Burning Man and the Cacophony Society). -CM

Plays wth: Broken City Poets, Ariane Wu, 29 min

Film Info
Director:Ariane Wu
Running Time:29
Country:USA
Year of Release:2014

Description

Broken City Poets' is a documentary that chronicles the lives of four high school students who are challenged to use poetry to make sense of their bankrupt, gang-ridden California city. In 2013, The Center for Investigative Reporting and Youth Speaks hosted a series of poetry workshops in Stockton. The two unlikely collaborators, a news organization and a youth poetry group, wondered what kinds of stories young people would tell if they wrote about their hometown, using deeply reported facts provided by journalists.