A Donmar Local Project
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 Fẹ́mi Awójídé 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.
MONUMENTS is accompanied by a special edition of the Donmar Warehouse podcast exploring the process behind the film and its themes. In this episode Donmar Associate Artist Prasanna Puwanarajah speaks to director Sara Aniqah Malik and company members Alexandra Elliott and Omar Williams about the conversations they had during the devising process. Listen to the podcast at soundcloud.com/donmarwarehouse or click here to download a full transcript.
Mojahed Mohammed Khair
Conceived & Directed by Sara Aniqah Malik
Written by Nessah Muthy with the Company
Director of Photography Fẹ́mi Awójídé
Produced by Abiola Rufai-Awójídé and Phil McCormack
Sound Designer & Composer Xana
Movement Director Kane Husbands
Dramaturg Elayce Ismail
Artist Mentor Nadia Latif
Post Production Trisenz
Sound Recordist Rufus Ambler
1st Assistant Camera Juan Minotta
Spark Nathan Gallimore
Sound Mix Xana
Make-up Designer Chloe Rose
Make-up Designer Assistant Alex Holmes
Stage Manager Lizzie Donaghy
With special thanks to
Reah Jeska Joygopaul, The Mayor of London: Sadiq Khan, Christopher McQuiggin, Stuart Frost, Femi Nylander, Bijan Sheibani, Sophie Wheelans, Joseph Hancock, Anthony Dow, Eddie Gower & S L Vision, the Donmar Warehouse staff
MONUMENTS was filmed in December 2020, with cast and crew adhering to Government guidelines throughout the shoot.