We Are Poets

We Are Poets
  • 2011
  • UK / US
  • 1h 20min
  • Directed by: Daniel Lucchesi, Alex Ramseyer-Bache
  • UK release: 28 June 2012

A group of British teenagers express themselves through poetry. This documentary follows them on a journey to the White House at Brave New Voices – America's most prestigious poetry slam event.

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We Are Poets follows six young Leeds teenagers as they prepare for the world's most prestigious poetry slam – Brave New Voices. From red bricked streets of Northern England to a stage in front of the White House, this is a moving and radical story of youth, art and freedom of expression. This independent film was five years in the making, and the filmmakers were allowed unprecedented access to the Brave New Voices slam world.

'Uplifting, moving, amusing and thoroughly enjoyable … a great film – should be mandatory viewing.' – Screen International

Winner Youth Jury Award, Sheffield Doc Fest 2011
Winner Best Documentary Award, Darklight Festival Dublin 2011
Winner Goethe Film Prize, Berlin Zebra Film Festival 2012
Winner Audience Award, Univerciné Film Festival 2012
Official selection, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2012
Official selection, Bradford International Film Festival 2012
Official selection, New Zealand Doc Edge Film Festival 2012
Gala Presentation, Leeds Young People’s Film Festival 2012
Official selection, Sottodiciotto Film Festival 2012

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