Clip from award-winning feature length documentary, WE ARE POETS.

We Are Poets presents a moving and poignant story of youth, art and freedom of expression. It intimately follows six young poets from youth literary group, Leeds Young Authors, as they are chosen to represent the UK at Brave New Voices: the world's most prestigious Poetry Slam competition. From their inner city lives in northern England, to a stage in front of the White House in Washington DC, the team explosively lay bare the concerns of a generation as they take on the world and prepare for a transformational journey of a lifetime. Imaginative, honest and deeply personal, WE ARE POETS reveals a unique portrait of modern Britain and a testament to the power of creativity, community and the dynamism of young people. Anyone tempted to dismiss today’s youth as politically apathetic better pay heed: here is electrifying evidence to the contrary.

A film by
Alex Ramseyer-Bache & Daniel Lucchesi

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL “Uplifting, moving, amusing and thoroughly enjoyable. A great film—should be mandatory viewing”

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LITTLE WHITE LIES "★★★★ Striking and stunning...a perfectly formed documentary. Seriously memorable"

THE GUARDIAN "Unforgettable...a perfect, honest combination of art and real-life. You have to see this"

HUFFINGTON POST "Potent viewing...raw and attractive like something you've never seen or heard. If you have any interest in poetry, hell, even if you actively dislike poetry, you should go out of your way to see this film"

TOTAL FILM “★★★★ Gently unassuming but powerful…A slam-dunk documentary”

BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH "'s poetry itself. This is the film that people in power should listen to"

Winner Youth Jury Award, Sheffield Doc/Fest
Winner Best Documentary Award, Darklight Film Festival
Winner Goethe Film Prize, Zebra Festival Berlin
Winner Audience Award, Univerciné Film Festival
Official Selection, Guadalajara International Film Festival
Official Selection, New Zealand Doc Edge
Official Selection, Bradford International Film Festival
Official Selection, Sottodiciotto International Film Festival
Gala presentation, Leeds Young People's Film Festival

Tel: +44 (0)7950596922

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