We Are Poets Film + Open Mic (May 28)


Inky Fingers presents… ‘WE ARE POETS’.
Tuesday 28th May, Doors open 7pm
The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddrie St
followed by free open mic!

WE ARE POETS swept the boards of international film festivals in 2011 and 2012, and Inky Fingers is delighted to bring this extraordinary film to Edinburgh audiences for one night only.

WE ARE POETS follows six young Leeds teenagers as they prepare for the world’s most prestigious poetry slam – Brave New Voices. From red bricked streets of Northern England to a stage in front of the White House, this is a moving and radical story of youth, art and freedom of expression. This independent film was 5 years in the making, and the film makers were allowed unprecedented access to the Brave New Voices slam world.

For one night only, this film will be shown in Edinburgh. Book tickets now, for £5 at http://wearepoetsedinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk or £6 on the door.

Screen International – ‘Uplifting, moving, amusing and thoroughly enjoyable…a great film – should be mandatory viewing.’

Winner Youth Jury Award, Sheffield Doc Fest 2011
Winner Best Documentary Award, Darklight Festival Dublin 2011
Winner Goethe Film Prize, Berlin Zebra Film Festival 2012
Winner Audience Award, Univerciné Film Festival 2012
Official selection, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2012
Official selection, Bradford International Film Festival 2012
Official selection, New Zealand Doc Edge Film Festival 2012
Gala Presentation, Leeds Young People’s Film Festival 2012
Official selection, Sottodiciotto Film Festival 2012

The screening will be followed by a wildcard Open Mic, running 9.30pm – 11.30pm! Come along, add your name to the hat before or after the film, take your chances for 5 mins on the Inky Fingers stage!