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Film: ‘Broken City Poets’

What’s it like being a young person living in one of the largest American cities to declare bankruptcy? If a city becomes a ghost town, what becomes of its youth?

Discover what happens when teens from Stockton, Calif., examine their lives through an artistic and journalistic lens for the first time through the Off/Page Project. Facts, metaphors, statistics, imagery: The teens learn that language is a tool for social change as well as an art form. In the process, they become not just poets, but reporters, exposing the real story behind their city’s headlines.