Motion Picture Exchange (MPX) has acquired worldwide sales rights to the documentary Our Words Collide featuring Rosario Dawson as executive producer for EFM.
Jordan W. Barrow and Matt Edwards co-directed the film about five spoken word teen poets as they navigate their final year at high school and deal with issues ranging from identity to mental health issues.
Our Words Collide highlights the poets of the Get Lit programme, a non-profit organisation in Los Angeles which uses the art form to educate and empower young people.
The film premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival where it went on to become the winner of the ADL Stand Up Award and has also been an official selection of Cinequest, DocLands and the Santa Fe International Film Festival, among others.
“MPX maintains a strong passion for documentary content with powerful messaging and stories worth telling,” said Ryan Bury, SVP of MPX. We are honored to be partnering with Jordan, Matt, and Rosario to help bring this message to audiences around the world. We are honored to partner with Jordan, Matt, and Rosario to bring this message to audiences all over the world.”
The directors stated, “We’re so honored to have had the chance to collaborate with this group incredibly talented young poets. Their words and experiences were a source for inspiration and creativity throughout the filmmaking process. They also serve as a powerful message to audiences. We hope to make this film an educational and empowering experience.
Dawson stated, “From the moment I saw Our words collide10, I knew that I wanted to be part of this project.” It was amazing to see the journey of these five extraordinary poets. I felt an excitement knowing that the next generation has such a powerful voice, and is ready to share it. This film reminds us how powerful words, poetry, and storytelling are. I can’t wait for you to be inspired by these young poets as they share their stories in this compelling documentary.”
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