directed by Jason Zeldes, 2015 / USA / 93′

A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, California. 22-year-old Donté Clark could easily be part of the problem, if he hadn’t discovered how to filter his rage through poetry. Using his voice to inspire those around him, he and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, with the hope of starting a real dialogue about violence. Their ultimate ambition is to change the tragic finale. Will Richmond force Donté to compromise his idealistic ambitions? Or will Donté put an end to the cycle of trauma? A disarming film on the redemptive power of art.

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