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We Rise: A Short Film by Rosie Baldwin

If you've been to the Picturehouse recently you will have been lucky enough to see this short, beautiful documentary (and if you saw the film I saw yesterday then you may wish you'd left the cinema straight after it finished and saved yourself two miserable hours).

The subject of We Rise is a rock band from Eastbourne, East Sussex, called Delta Seven. The band are made up of seven indiciduals with learning disabilities who have come together to express themselves, challenge stereotypes and find confidence through music.

Rosie Baldwin won the Picturehouse Members Short Film Competition with the film. It was selected from more than 400 entries by a jury including Amy director Asif Kapadia; Bond producer Barbara Broccoli; and Gurinder Chadha, the director of Bend It Like Beckham.

Rosie says: “It’s been an amazing opportunity to make a film I’m very passionate about. For it to be shown in cinemas nationwide is an incredible platform, not only for me as a filmmaker but also for the band, who really deserve the chance to show everyone just how great they are.”