DWAYNE MORGAN: THE MAN BEHIND THE MIC
Literature Alive is a 13-part documentary series that profiles Caribbean-Canadian authors and follows the evolution of Caribbean-heritage fiction from the 1960s through to the hip-hop generation. These revealing and provocative documentaries explore the lives and creative process of these brilliant authors. In doing so, we discover the links between personal experience, ancestry, and migration; between Canada and the Caribbean; between an artist and their art.
One of the documentaries in the series is DWAYNE MORGAN: THE MAN BEHIND THE MIC. In it, we watch enterprising young poet/promoter/producer Dwayne Morgan’s tireless efforts to mount the spoken word event “When Sisters Speak”, featuring some of the top new poets in Canada and the United States (including Sonya Renee, Motion, Tamla Matthews, Mahogany Brown, Camesha Cox and Dasha Kelly). Always articulate and entertaining, Dwayne shares the challenges and successes that come with bringing spoken-word poetry to an always appreciative and ever-expanding audience.
Internationally Acclaimed, THE MAN BEHIND THE MIC Has Been Screened at the Following Festivals:
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival 2006 (Brooklyn, NY)
FIPA, International Festival of Audiovisual Programs 2006 (Paris, France)