What to Know
- NBC6 is profiling the poets from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who endured tragedy this year that took the lives of 17 people.
- The MSD poets and their teacher speak openly and frankly about the events of February 14th and how it’s changed them.
For the past 4 years, NBC 6 has been a proud presenting partner for Louder Than a Bomb Florida – an annual spoken-word poetry festival for Florida students. The festival showcases performances from high schoolers from Jacksonville to the Florida Keys.
This year, NBC 6 is profiling the poets from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who endured tragedy this year that took the lives of 17 students and teachers during a mass shooting. These Parkland poets turned to spoken-word to cope with their grief and trauma as well as honor their classmates who fell victim.
This documentary chronicles that journey through the progression of the festival and it’s preparation, from the conception of the first words of the poem to the powerful stage performances. The MSD poets and their teacher speak openly and frankly about the events of February 14th, how it’s changed them, and the change they yet hope to see.
Watch the half hour special Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NBC 6 or now by visiting the NBC 6 YouTube page.
This is the 4th documentary in this partnership with LTABFLA and NBC6 was recognized with Regional Emmy Nominations each of the past three years, winning the prestigious award in 2015.
LTABFLA is organized by the Jason Taylor Foundation as part of their bluapple poetry network. Jason Taylor is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a longtime Miami Dolphins defensive star. The namesake of the bluapple poetry network is Omari Hardwick, an actor and star of the hit show “Power” on the STARZ network.