Romeo is Bleeding


Donté Clark is a young poet who transcends the violence in his hometown by writing about his experiences. Growing up in Richmond, California, a city haunted by a fatal turf war, Donté and the like-minded youth of his city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’  With the hope of starting a dialogue about violence, will Richmond crush Donté’s idealism? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma?


“…a film whose polished aesthetic matches its social import and potent emotions.” – The Hollywood Reporter


Donte Clark - Romeo is BleedingDonté Clark, Film Subject

Donté Clark is a poet, emcee, educator and activist from Richmond, California. As a student in high school, he was a founding member of the RAW Talent Creative Arts Program, a youth arts resource. Today, as the artistic director of RAW, he works with young people in his community to find their voice through performance. A spoken-word artist who performs at schools, conferences, poetry readings and hip-hop shows, Clark is an alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), a prestigious conference for writers of color. Clark’s primary focus is to end the violence in Richmond as he continues to spark critical dialogue and encourages his students to do the same.



Thursday November 2, 2017 Bailey Hall, Broward College Davie, FL 7:30 PM ET
Saturday November 4, 2017 South Miami-Dade Cultural Center Cutler Bay, FL 8:30 PM ET
Sunday November 5, 2017 Askew Student Life Cinema, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 5:00 PM ET
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Capitol Arts Center Bowling Green, KY 7:00 PM CT
Thursday November 9, 2017 Dixie Center for the Arts Ruston, LA 7:00 PM CT
Friday November 17, 2017 Hearn Stage Alexandria, LA 7:00 PM CT