WINNER: Hernandez/Bayliss Prize For Triumph Of The Human Spirit
Wearing snapback caps and Air Jordans, the Reality Poets don’t look like typical nursing home residents. In Fire Through Dry Grass, these young, Black and brown disabled artists document their lives on lockdown during Covid, using their poetry and art to underscore the danger and imprisonment they feel In the face of institutional neglect. They refuse to be abused, confined and erased.
Date: Thursday, August 24
Location: Marquis Main
Director: Alexis Neophytides[Filmmaker to attend], Andres Molina
Producer: Alexis Neophytides, Jennilie Brewster
Length: 86 minutes
Location: United States