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

Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas (2002)

Before acclaimed author Piri Thomas could write his famous novel “Down These Mean Streets”, he had to live on them. This biopic shows how his childhood in Spanish Harlem, a six-year prison stint and other key events shaped his artistic development. The film combines rarely seen footage, still photos and mixed-media images to illustrate Thomas’s life and an influential career that focused on revealing the injustices of poverty and racism.

Duration: 59 min

Quality: HD

Release:

6.6