The 21st Roxbury International Film Fest, which kicked off last week, includes nearly 70 films focusing on narratives of people of color from around the world. This year's festival is book-ended by two documentaries: "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am," a deep dive into the celebrated author’s life and work, And "Don’t Be Nice," which follows a team of young New York City slam poets on their journey to the 2016 National Slam Poetry Championships.


Lisa Simmons – Festival Director at the Roxbury International Film Festival.
Nikhil Melnechuk – New York-based poet, actor and filmmaker and the producer of Don’t Be Nice.