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Slamnation

The Sport of Spoken Word
(DVD - 2005 )
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Before Russell Simmons' Def Poety Jam, Slamnation captured the cutthroat world of spoken-word poetry. The film follows Saul Williams and three other top poets as they make their way to the National Poetry Slam, the Super Bowl of poetry.
Title: Slamnation
the sport of spoken word
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : New Video Group : distributed by New Video Group, [2005]
Edition: Uncensored
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 91 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Slammin' Entertainment ; produced by Paul Devlin, Tom Poole, Michael Shaw ; directed by Paul Devlin
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features: original Slammin' TV pilot; "Special Play" mode with complete, uncut versions of all poems; filmmaker commentary with Slam founder Marc Smith and slam champ Taylor Mali; bonus poems; filmmaker biography; theatrical trailer
DVD release of the 1998 motion picture
Summary: Before Russell Simmons' Def Poety Jam, Slamnation captured the cutthroat world of spoken-word poetry. The film follows Saul Williams and three other top poets as they make their way to the National Poetry Slam, the Super Bowl of poetry.
Alternate Title: Slam nation
ISBN: 9780767085939
0767085930
Branch Call Number: DVD 811.5408 SLAMNATIO
Credits: Director of photography, John Anderson ; editor, Paul Devlin ; music, Chris Parker, James O'Connell, John Kayne.
Performers: Saul Williams, Beau Sia, Mums Da Schemer, Jessica Care Moore, Taylor Mali.
System Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; Dolby Digital stereo
Subject Headings: Poetry Competitions Poetry slams Poetry, Modern 20th century Poets, American 20th century American poetry 20th century Hip-hop Poetry Performance art Oregon Portland American poetry Oregon Portland Sound poetry National Poetry Slam (7th : 1996 : Portland, Or.)
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Topical Term: Poetry
Poetry slams
Poetry, Modern
Poets, American
American poetry
Hip-hop
Performance art
American poetry
Sound poetry
Publisher No: NVG-9749 Docurama
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This documentary depicts the National Poetry Slam, which is like the Oscars of slamming.


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