LOUDER THAN A BOMB

LOUDER THAN A BOMB

Directors: Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel

**Greg Jacobs will be in attendance for a post screening Q+A.

Every year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago area schools gather for the world’s largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as “Louder Than a Bomb”. This film 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 turbulent lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa.

Support provided by the Utah Humanities Council.