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Throughout the world, people have been influenced by Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, and other renegade spirits from the Beat and folk music scene of Greenwich Village. Yet, few audiences today are aware of how a new generation of young poets, folksingers and renegades are making their voices heard in much the same way as these early legends.

RENEGADE DREAMERS, a new feature documentary film, follows an exciting group of young poets and song writers in New York City who go from poetry slams and open mics to subway platforms and street rallies using their words as weapons for change. In the same way an earlier generation sang out for civil rights, union rights, and anti-war, these modern radicals are railing against the issues of their own times. Many of them, inspired by Kerouac's On The Road, have turned from the values of corporate America to seek a freer, less-materialistic life than the one in which they were raised.

This important film celebrates the Beats and protest singers from the 50s and 60s, and how they helped to inspire today's young poets and songwriters to challenge and change American institutions. Now, more than ever, we need to hear these new voices of change, and help them get their message out. And, we're hoping you will become part of our effort by helping us raise the funds to finish the film.

Flooded with music and poetry (old and new) and interviews with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Wavy Gravy, Joan Baez, Amiri Baraka, Len Chandler, Peter Yarrow, Dave Van Ronk, Maria Muldaur, Tom Paxton, and some of the best young artists you haven't yet heard of, RENEGADE DREAMERS takes a larger look at what it means to be a renegade and dreamer in America.

The film is shot and ready for editing, but we need your involvement to complete it. Please click on the Support page to make a donation today. Thank you!

 

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