Discussion of the documentary, Don't Be Nice. Please watch the film before the discussion on Alexander Street Press.
Register for the discussion at: Film Discussion - Don't Be Nice - Diversity Week 2020
The upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team, (offensive language) made up of five young African-American, Afro-Hispanic and queer poets, prepares for the national championships. Mentored by a demanding coach who pushes them past their personal boundaries to write from a painfully honest place, the poets break down, break through, and compose their best work ever. Will their soul-searching pieces about police violence and the whitewashing of Black culture be able to compete against choreographed crowd-pleasers for the title?