Previously at the ICA - Films
9 Dec 2012
★★★★ 'Gently unassuming but powerful...A slam-dunk documentary' Total Film
★★★★ 'Striking and stunning...seriously memorable with spine-tingling recitals' Little White Lies
★★★★ 'Energetic and hair-raising. The film carries sincerity and positivity throughout' Front Row Reviews
We Are Poets is at the ICA for a special screening event followed by a Q&A session.
Award-winning documentary, We Are Poets, presents a groundbreaking story of youth, art and freedom of expression. It intimately follows a team of six remarkable teenagers from youth poetry 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 young poets defy expectations as they explosively lay bare the concerns of a generation and embark on a transformational journey of a lifetime.
The screening will be followed by a special Q&A with the poets and filmmakers - hosted by Jolyon Rubinstein, star of BBC3's The Revolution Will Be Televised.