A documentary following three spoken word poets as they harness the power of the word. CJ Suitt confronts the racial injustice of a Southern black male. Kamaya Truitt-Martin competes in poetry slams across the country to heal a broken home. Jeremy Berggren employs art and poetry to cope with PTSD and to bear witness to the suffering of veterans. The 19th-century poet John Keats said, “Truth is beauty,” and beauty is harsh.
“Everybody laughed at me…I didn't pay ’em no damn mind.” A sample of ongoing documentation of the renowned whirligig artist from Lucama, North Carolina. Sponsored by The North Carolina Arts Council and The North Carolina Humanities Council.
“In any batch of seed, just like any batch of people, there's a few that stand out.” In this documentary about the legendary horticulturist and botanist Polly Hill (1907-2007) on Martha's Vineyard she tells of her arboretum, begun in her 50s and nurtured into her 90s, all planted from seed.