SLAM portrays the experience of a young African American man caught in the Washington, DC, correctional system. Set in a real prison, using real convicts as supporting cast, SLAM explores the institutional, cultural and internalized aspects of racism in a current urban African American community. SLAM also explores the use of poetry as a way towards liberation through consciousness and community building.
Think about the way the prisoners are treated, and the way they treat each other. Why do you think this is? (Keep in mind that most of the actors in the prison are actual inmates).
Also think about the power that words and poetry have.
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Last updated on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
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