Hot Poets - Group Film
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This is a group poem edited together from the 12 Hot Poet COP26 poems - written and performed by leading spoken word poets from the UK and South Africa including Joelle Taylor, Vanessa Kisuule, Matt Harvey, Jonny Fluffypunk, Repeat Beat Poet, Zena Edwards, Toni Giselle Stuart, Chris Redmond, Yomi Sode, Liv Torc, Francesca Beard and Elvis McGonagall.
In 2021 Hot Poets commissioned 12 of the UK and Africa’s leading Spoken Word Artists to work with scientists, climate educators and engineers from leading environmental organisations and charities across the world, creating accurate, accessible and engaging poem about the work of their partner organisation – professionally filmed and released one a day throughout COP26. The poems were also shared live at the conference on the Science and United Nations Resilience Pavilions – to politicians, scientists and UN delegates.
The response we’ve had to these poems and from the project has solidified in us the belief that poetry and spoken word can go further, deeper, more imaginatively into the climate change fight. That it can have real impact and engage more people, more positively. That it can change useless despair into agency and action.
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