After receiving so many soul-felt poems from the local community towards the Bi-lingual ‘Poetry 4 Grenfell’ book, Kamitan Arts decided to document some of the local poetic oral testimonies, which resulted in a Golden Heart Trellick Award-winning guerrilla short ‘Poetry 4 Grenfell’ (Best Art Film at Portobello Film Festival 2017). Mostly all involved in creating the ‘Poetry 4 Grenfell’ short are children, young people and elders from our Ladbroke Grove and Latimer Rd community and those that have been effected by the tragic Grenfell fire in June 2017. Filmed by a young person, Igor Barcelos, Produced by Kamitan Arts in association with YOMI, Directed by Emmanuelle Marcel ‘Ja’bbour and edited by Alla Dryzhak and Emmanuelle Marcel ‘Ja’bbour. We hope to extend this film with better equipment and crew on board to give it the justice and exposure it deserves at a more professional and international level very soon.

This 9min version of the initial award-wining film is an excerpt:

If you’d like to join us in re-filming and re-editing this award-winning short please do contact us ASAP: