The Dream Power Foundation and SIFF (The Seattle International Film Festival) are planning an Inspired Kids trip to see a free screening of the movie LOUDER THAN A BOMB for local teens.
Director Jon Siskel and artist Lamar Jorden are expected to attend Friday and Saturday screenings.

Louder Than a Bomb is a film about passion, competition, teamwork, and trust. It’s about the joy of being young, and the pain of growing up. It’s about

speaking out, making noise, and finding your voice. It also just happens to be about poetry. Every year, more than six hundred 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, “Louder Than a Bomb” is the only event of its kind in the country—a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. Rather th

an emphasize individual poets and performances, the structure demands that kids work collaboratively with their peers, presenting, critiquing, and rewriting their pieces. To succeed, teams have to create an environment of mutual trust and support. For many kids, being a part of this—in an academic context—is life-changing. Louder Than a Bomb chronicles the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2008 event.

By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the tempestuous lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa. This is not "high school poetry" as we often think of it. This is language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talente

d teenagers obsessed with making words dance. How and why they do it—and the community they create along the way—is the story at the heart of this inspiring film.

"One of the most inspiring and exhilarating documentaries in months, or maybe years....Vibrant and moving."—Steve Pond, The Wrap

"An affecting and superbly paced celebration of American youth at their creative best..."—Robert Koehler, Variety

Watch the trailer:


If you are a local Seattle teen interested in attending please let us know here.

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