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WHY I WRITE: The Twin Poets

2011 Silver Chris Award, Columbus International Film Festival

Documentary Film, 65 Minutes

Producers: TELEDUCTION/Hearts and Minds Film

Director: Sharon Baker

Producer and Editor: Daniel R. Collins

 

WHY I WRITE tells the inspiring tale of twin brothers Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha, celebrated slam poets from the rough inner city neighborhood of Riverside in Wilmington, Delaware. Choosing altruism over fame, the brothers dedicate their lives to serving the at-risk children of their impoverished community, using a masterful blend of words and wisdom, coupled with community action, to try to free the city's youth from the violence and hopelessness that surround them.