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Well-produced with nice camera work and great sound, To Be Heard is wisely allowed to unfold on its on terms, loosely structured around poetry slams, escalating personal dramas and time between students and teachers.
This documentary about self-empowerment through a poetry-writing program in a rough South Bronx high school pulls us into the lives and struggles of three students who see the program as their only way up and out of a dreary life. They may be right.
This brisk but full documentary about students at a Bronx high school taking a class that promotes literacy and poetry slams is, like its subjects, multifaceted, sometimes sad but ultimately inspiring.
It's impossible to watch Anthony, so bright and spirited, without raging against the forces that hold him back. And, singular as he is, he is also all too representative of an entire generation of kids in similar straits.