The tale of an activist’s journey during the turbulent years of Martial Law, until his capture in the mountains and the dark, nine years of imprisonment that followed, leading to his birth as a poet.
Million's Poet is a reality television show on the United Arab Emirates television network Abu Dhabi TV and the The Million's Poet Channel. The show is a competition for the most talented poet in Arabic poetry with prizes for the top 5 poets ranging from AED 1 to 5 million. The show is taped at the Al Raha Beach Theatre. The show, which has been compared to American Idol, is very popular in the Middle East; in its first season, its ratings overtook those of the UAE's national sport, soccer, and led to the show being called one of the most successful Arab television shows ever. The show is funded by the Abu Dhabi Authority of Culture and Heritage in order to revive the poetry of Nabati, Mwal, Shalla and Qalta. Competitors are judged both by the quality of their poetry and by their recitation. In 2010 Hissa Hilal was the show's first female finalist, reciting a poem strongly criticizing "ad hoc fatwas". The series was won by Kuwaiti amateur poet Nasser al Ajami.
Set during the Silla dynasty, Sam Maekjong is the son of the fallen king and present queen regent, Jiso, but he has been kept in hiding for protection ever since he was a young boy, when his father was murdered. Over the years the powerful nobles have tried and failed to usurp power from Jiso, causing her to grow wary and later even reluctant to hand the throne over. As her son comes of age, she creates the Hwarang, an elite group of male youth who train in fighting and education. Their existence cuts across the existing power factions and Sam Maekjong is amidst their ranks under the false name Kim Ji-Dwi, unbeknownst to other Hwarang members.
After his wife leaves him for a starving artist, high-flying insurance broker Richard Scribe has an epiphany and hits the streets of the financial district to reinvent himself as a slam poet. From poetry slams to the boardroom, from the streets of the financial district to the hot tub, watch Rich as he recites his heartfelt, anti-establishment poems while his business and personal lives collapse around him.
Heart of a Poet is a Canadian television documentary series that premiered in April 2006, created by Maureen Judge and Tina Hahn and executive produced by Maureen Judge. The production is broadcast on Bravo!. Each episode of the series profiled the life, literature, and performances of a different working Canadian poet. The poets are introduced through samples of their writing, interviews, recitals, and the observational footage of the experiences that make up their daily lives and influence their poetry. Some of the poets featured in the series include bill bissett, Christian Bök, Marty Gervais, Lillian Allen, Shane Koyczan, Ray Hsu, and Daphne Marlatt.
Def Poetry, also known as Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry or Def Poetry Jam, which was co-founded by Bruce George, Danny Simmons and Deborah Pointer, is an HBO television series produced by hip-hop music entrepreneur Russell Simmons. The series presents performances by established spoken word poets, as well as up-and-coming ones. Well-known actors and musicians will often surprise the audience by showing up to recite their own original poems. The show is hosted by Mos Def. Def Poetry is a spin-off of Def Comedy Jam. As he did on Def Comedy, Simmons appears at the end of every episode to thank the audience. The series included historical legendary poets such as, The Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka and Sonya Sanchez. It also featured poets, Saul Williams, Grammy Award Winning J. Ivy, Jessica Care-Moore and Lemon. Though technically not a poetry slam, Def Poetry has become heavily associated with the poetry slam movement, and utilizes many of poetry slam's best known poets, including National Poetry Slam champions such as Beau Sia, Taylor Mali, Big Poppa E, Mayda del Valle, Mike Mcgee, Alix Olson and Rives, among others. Even poets who are critical of the poetry slam, such as John S. Hall, have acknowledged slam's influence on the show. In a 2005 interview, Hall was quoted as saying,
Poetic Justice is a Singaporean Chinese drama. It depicts the lives of a group of people doing investigative journalism, and will be telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It will make its debut on 11 September 2012. This drama serial consists of 20 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9:00 pm. Unlike most locally produced series about crime, this series departs from the traditional police procedural style and focuses more on investigative journalism and the media.
Story follows a group of physical therapists, nurses, radiological technologists and trainees. Ye Jae-Wook works as a physical therapist and also teaches in the same field. He begins to work as a team leader at a hospital. Woo Bo-Young has been working as a physical therapist for 3 years. She wanted to become a poet, but due to her poor family background she studied to become a physical therapist. Shin Min-Ho is a trainee, but he isn't interested in physical therapy. His grades weren't good enough for medical school and his parents, who are both doctors, made him study physical therapy.
Tiny Toon Adventures, is an American animated comedy television series produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation and was broadcast from September 14, 1990 through May 28, 1995. It follows the adventures of a group of young cartoon characters who attend the Acme Looniversity to become the next generation of characters from the Looney Tunes series. Conceived in the late 1980s by producer Tom Ruegger, the cartoon was the first animated series produced by the collaboration of Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation during the animation renaissance of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The pilot episode, "The Looney Beginning," aired as a prime-time special on CBS on September 14, 1990; while the series itself was featured in first-run syndication for the first two seasons. The last season was aired on Fox Kids. The series ended production in 1992 in favor of Animaniacs, however, two specials were produced in 1994. On July 1, 2013, Tiny Toon Adventures began airing on the Hub Network.
Animated shorts exploring the meanings behind poems.