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Spoken-Word Poet Spears 'Hunger Games' With Her Own Story

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Poet and performer Imani Cezanne loves the "Hunger Games" fantasy series, but that hasn't stopped her from noticing a peculiar aspect of the trilogy.

"I can't help but notice how painting poverty in whiteface makes it fantasy, makes it fiction, makes a number-one-selling novel, a hit at the box office," Cezanne said recently as part of a spoken-word performance at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas. "I guess being brown and hungry ain't all that entertaining."

Cezanne went on to describe the similarities between the frightening future portrayed in "The Hunger Games" and the world she and many others see firsthand every day.

Thanks to Button Poetry, we can watch Cezanne's performance over and over again. This is one you don't want to miss.

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