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May 29: Fresh Docs Screening of “Truth Underground” at the Full Frame Theater

Jeremy, one of the subjects featured in "Truth Underground." Photo courtesy of Warner & Company.

Jeremy Berggren, a spoken word poet featured in “Truth Underground.” Photo courtesy of Warner & Company.

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of directors Gerret Warner and Mimi Gredy’s Truth Underground, which follows “three young North Carolina spoken word poets transforming pain into art as they search for what Maya Angelou called ‘a brave and startling truth.'” The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker(s) during which the audience provides valuable feedback.

Truth Underground
Friday, May 29, 7 p.m.

Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street, Durham, North Carolina
Directions

Note that while Fresh Docs screenings are free, all attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite using this link

Warner and Gredy describe their feature documentary: “In North Carolina’s close-knit community of spoken word poetry, three young people answer the call. A high school student finds her voice and begins to deal with a painful past through a program at Durham’s Northern High School. Haunted by what he knows about war and the suicide of a friend, a Marine veteran takes his country to task and calls for veteran support. The murder of a fellow poet inspires a young black activist to commit to a life devoted to the power of the word. Our feature documentary Truth Underground tells their stories. . . . The nineteenth-century poet John Keats said, ‘Truth is beauty.’ And beauty is harsh.”

Gerret Warner and Mimi Gredy are partners at Warner & Company, an award-winning production company that has specialized in education, culture, and the arts for thirty years.

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