As anti-racism movements sweep the globe, young people are pushing for political action, drawing our attention to the racialised power structures embedded within society. Change is on the horizon. The Donmar is located on the edge of Westminster, streets away from the historic heart of the British Empire, where statues are, for many people, a reminder of slavery and colonialism. MONUMENTS is a Donmar Local Project led by Resident Assistant Director Sara Aniqah Malik which explores how the legacy of the Empire continues to impact our community. Working with Sara, writer Nessah Muthy, director of photography Femi Awojide and movement director Kane Husbands, a company of twelve Black, Brown and multiracial young Londoners have produced a bold short film, exploring their own experiences of everyday racism
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MONUMENTS combines original text and movement created by the young people in close collaboration with the experienced creative team. The filming of MONUMENTS took place in December 2020 with the cast and crew adhering to government guidelines throughout the shoot.