Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas

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Documentary about 71-year-old Afro-Latino writer, educator and activist Piri Thomas, who authored the autobiographical novel, "Down These Mean Streets," which recollects his youth and early manhood in New York City ...more
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Documentary about 71-year-old Afro-Latino writer, educator and activist Piri Thomas, who authored the autobiographical novel, "Down These Mean Streets," which recollects his youth and early manhood in New York City during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The program explores youth violence, racial identity, imprisonment, literacy and education, and blends poetry, storytelling and an original Latin-Jazz and Hip-Hop score.

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