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Invitation to watch Monuments - a Donmar Warehouse local production

In autumn 2020, Queen Mary created an exciting new partnership with the Donmar Warehouse that includes consultancy projects for our students. Thanks to this collaboration, Queen Mary students now receive exclusive access to their events.

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We are pleased to introduce Monuments, a Donmar Local project exploring the legacy of the British Empire and its impact on the local community.

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 led by Donmar Resident Assistant Director Sara Aniqah Malik and 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.  

Watch it now on the Donmar Warehouse YouTube channel.

Watch the trailer.