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US Premiere

Director: Ulrik Wivel

Denmark, 2001, 28 min

Festival Year:2003

Category:Documentary Short

Cast:Staceyann Chin

Crew:Producer: Mette-Ann Schepelern - Screenwriter: Ulrik Wivel - Editor: Nanna Frank Møller - Cinematographer: Ulrik Wivel - Original Score: Kristian Eidnes Andersen, Per Dybdal Jensen - Sound: Blue Foundation, Jacob Garfield Mortensen

Sales:THEATRICAL: DR TV International Sales, TV-Byen DK-2860 Søborg Denmark - T: +45 35 20 39 58 - F: +45 35 20 39 69 / NON-THEATRICAL (North America): Filmakers Library, Inc. New York, NY - T: 212-808-4980 - F: 212-808-4983 - e:


Poetry Slam is an entertaining subculture. There's a big difference between a Poetry Slam and an open-mic-reading. Judges are chosen from the audience to score the poems. Each poet has a time limit of three minutes, with a 10-second grace period. After the grace period has passed, if the poet is still speaking, points will be deducted from his or her final score. There is only one winner. Poetry slam is like a boxing match that pit poets against other poets in a bout.

About the director

Born 1976. Ballet dancer and director. Soloist at the Royal Danish Ballet, 1986-1992. Guest performer with the New York City Ballet, 1996-1998.

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