Atlanta-based Cogitate Productions, in association with Mad Mouth Media, is proud to present the trailer for their new feature-length documentary, 3-Minute Activists: The Soul of Slam.
The documentary includes performance pieces from the 9th annual Roswell Roots “Slammin’ in the Suburbs” poetry event, as well as in-depth interviews with and discussion among some of the Southeast’s premier spoken-word poets, including Jonida “Gypsee Yo” Beqo, Theresa Davis, Ashlee “Miss Haze” Haze, M. Ayodele Heath, Gabe Moses, and long-time political poet and spoken-word legend Alice Lovelace.
3-Minute Activists: The Soul of Slam is a thought-provoking conversation regarding the activist roots of spoken-word poetry. It’s also a collection of emotional contemporary performances -- some funny, some infuriating, some tear-inducing, all heart-felt and real -- underlining the continued social commentary indicative of the artform.
The film was produced by Gabrielle Pickle and Lee Walker. Executive producers were Lee Walker and Dawn Walker. The film was written, produced, and directed by Michael H. Harper.