Previously at the ICA - Films
22 Jul 2012
It might be the age of Facebook and Twitter, but a group of Leeds teenagers have chosen to define themselves through one of the most ancient forms of culture out there: the spoken poem. These aren’t any old poems, but anguished, witty full-throated diatribes, voicing the concerns of a generation of multi-ethnic British teenagers. Brave New Voices, the most prestigvious poetry slam competition in America, has chosen Leeds Young Authors to represent the UK at their upcoming competition in Washington DC. Sheffield-based filmmakers Alex Ramseyer-Bache and Daniel Lucchesi follow the group as they prepare for a transformational journey of a lifetime. With a mix of cinematically crafted lyrical sequences with raw, intimate documentary, WE ARE POETS challenges our understanding of youth by giving them the stage, allowing them the chance to speak for themselves.
Dir. Alex Ramseyer-Bache & Daniel Lucchesi, UK 2011, TBC mins.