The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of directors Gerret Warner and Mimi Gredy’s “Truth Underground,” which follows “three young North Carolina spoken word poets transforming pain into art as they search for what Maya Angelou called ‘a brave and startling truth.'” The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker(s) during which the audience provides valuable feedback. Warner and Gredy describe their feature documentary: “In North Carolina’s close-knit community of spoken word poetry, three young people answer the call. A high school student finds her voice and begins to deal with a painful past through a program at Durham’s Northern High School. Haunted by what he knows about war and the suicide of a friend, a Marine veteran takes his country to task and calls for veteran support. The murder of a fellow poet inspires a young black activist to commit to a life devoted to the power of the word. Our feature documentary “Truth Underground” tells their stories… The nineteenth-century poet John Keats said, ‘Truth is beauty.’ And beauty is harsh.” Note that while Fresh Docs screenings are free, all attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite, available beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Bookmark this page and check back for a link.