BFI Screening for First Light Alumni Alex
29 November 2012
picture copyright Jonny Walton
WE ARE POETS – Future Film Festival Screening
Monday 18th February, 12 noon – BFI Southbank
In 2007 two young filmmakers were introduced to 6 young poets. One £5,000 bank loan and giant leap of faith later, they were bound to each other on the creative journey of a lifetime. We Are Poets took almost 5 years to make and is now the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed debut feature from First Light alumni Alex Ramseyer-Bache and his co-director Daniel Lucchesi.
Find out about how Alex became involved with First Light here.
A group of young poets journey from the red bricked backstreets of their inner-city neighbourhood in the north of England to a stage in front of the White House in Washington DC, as they are chosen to represent the UK at Brave New Voices – the most prestigious poetry slam competition in the world. Cinematic, imaginative and deeply personal, We Are Poets reveals a groundbreaking portrait of modern multicultural Britain and a moving testament to the power of creativity, community and the dynamism of young people.
After a successful UK theatrical run and numerous educational and festival screenings, We Are Poets is back in the capital for this special screening. It’s an emotional and entertaining crowd pleaser that defies expectations; revealing a heartfelt and empowering truth about young people that has been lost in the mainstream media. These are the voices of a new generation.
“★★★★ Gently unassuming but powerful…A slam-dunk documentary” (Total Film)
“★★★★ Striking, stunning, spine-tingling…a perfectly formed documentary. Manages to answer the question that has surrounded young people for years: when did passion become so uncool? We Are Poets offers an energetic, rousing response: ‘Never’ (Little White Lies)
Watch the opening sequence to We Are Poets here
Amazing…it’s poetry itself. Poetry is an art, filmmaking is an art, it takes great sensitivity to bring them together – this film shows us how it’s done!