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Soothing the Pain of the Past Through Spoken Word

Filmmaker Ora DeKornfeld captures the impact poetry can have on an individual in her intimate portrait, Tyesha. See how one girl finds solace from a difficult home life and childhood trauma through a spoken-word class offered at her high school.

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