We Are Poets + Q&A

Directors Alex Ramseyer-Bache and Daniel Lucchesi take part in a Q&A at BFI Southbank following a screening of We Are Poets, which won the Youth Jury Award at the 2011 Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The filmmakers discuss the project's five-year genesis, which started life as a student short film about poetry collective Leeds Young Authors. Keen to explore their story further, the directors took out a bank loan to follow the group to Brave New Voices, the most prestigious poetry slam in America.

After the discussion, members of Leeds Young Authors take to the stage to perform some of their poetry.


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