documentary about the 'speechless' tour
How free is free speech? Are there things that just can't be said? A short film exploring the Speechless performance poetry tour.
The Speechless tour brought together four UK based poets and five South East Asian poets to embarked on an intensive four-week programme of performances, training and audience workshops. Directed by Mike Kirchner, the artists performed newly commissioned work on the theme of freedom of expression in five venues across England. In this film we go behind the scenes and talk to the Speechless artists, the director and the audience, look at the processes involved in staging this ambitious tour, and ask the question ‘What is performance poetry?’. Speechless is a collaboration between Apples and Snakes and the British Council.