American Masters

Alejandro Jimenez: The Ground I Stand On

Special | 12m  | Video has closed captioning.

The Ground I Stand On is a lyrical and meditative documentary short that explores the work and creative process of Alejandro Jimenez, Mexico’s 2021 Slam Poetry champion. See how his life experience as a U.S. immigrant farm worker shapes his unique vision of the power of poetry and its connection to a collective past.

Aired: 04/04/23

Rating: NR

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