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Video: Kalamu ya Salaam

Early on, when an English teacher introduced Kalamu ya Salaam to the poetry of Langston Hughes, he knew he wanted to be a writer. Today, he's much more: poet, author, radio producer, teacher, activist.

UNO film student Alexandra Jones interviews the well-known New Orleans writer, whose name means "pen of peace," in this short documentary.

The Film and Theatre Department of UNO and NolaVie present this series of short films produced by the students in Laszlo Fulop's documentary class. Read Renee Peck's column about the program here.