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'Romeo Is Bleeding': Ending Violence Through Poetry

August 10, 2015

Poet Donte' Clark and Director Jason Zeldes talk about their documentary film "Romeo is Bleeding" and the impact of poetry in a community with a legacy of gun violence.

Richmond, California has been the grounds of a violent turf war between Central and North Richmond for decades.  Donte’ Clark was born in North Richmond, and soon found that the act of sharing his experiences through poetry offered a way for people on both sides of the line to come together and heal. The documentary film Romeo Is Bleeding, directed by Jason Geldes,  follows Donte’ and the students of the RAW Talent arts organization as they create a contemporary adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, reflecting the harsh realities and courage of Richmond youth.

Watch the trailer for Romeo is Bleeding


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