Filmmaker Bob Bryan has proudly unveiled his seventh powerful installment in his multi award-winning Graffiti Verite' Documentary Series.
GV7 returns to the enigmatic world of Poetry. This time around, it retrieves the perspectives of fifteen uniquely talented poets involved in the world of SPOKEN WORD. From Grand-Slam Champions to Open-Mic Veterans, GV7 crosses all philosophical, racial, and social lines becoming the quintessential SPOKEN WORD documentary.
GV7 RANDOM URBAN STATIC probes the reality of those Poets that write for the stage. SPOKEN WORD has really connected with today’s’ youth, principally because the poetic art form speaks intimately to their love for performance art, suppressed passions, subjective psycho / social issues and the cultural attitudes concerning the world in which they live. Poetry is an invaluable tool that helps them to unravel, clarify, articulate, & document their experiences. Of course Hip-hop has allot to do with the flavoring of this SPOKEN WORD communication paradigm.”
“Many of the Poets feel that Hip-hop has within its grasp the potential to be a positive catalyst for massive personal & social change. They feel unfortunately that its potential has been severely underdeveloped and in some cases perversely denigrated by some of its commercial practitioners.”
“But at the same time other poets in GV7 openly discuss issues of date-rape, the courage to be an artist, the psychological repression of women, How Hip-hop can help or hurt, HIV-AIDS & homosexuality, image vs. reality, obsessions, race-consciousness, anorexia, self-love, the high-jacking of black men’s' masculinity & vulnerability, disappointment with God, insanity, self-loathing, inspiration and salvation. No one can say these poets tread lightly or try to avoid issues that we all, in some way or another grapple with. It's what makes this expression so relative,” says Filmmaker Bob Bryan.
Sure, the dialogue can be ruff, confrontational and passionate; but their intentions are real. These artists are desperate to get through to you!
Two versions are available: An Unofficially Rated " G " Version for General Audiences, Schools, Libraries, and the Original Unedited Version for those who do not mind some “raw street vernacular.” Both versions will have a Running time of two (2) hours. Please specify on order if you would prefer the Original Unedited Version.