Re-Informed: The Elephant in the Room

Watch this video from our 'Re-Informed series and discover more about The Elephant in the Room - one of the signature digital events in the Mayflower 400 programme.

This ground-breaking short film by Plymouth-based performance company Beyond Face explores the different themes behind this historical journey in 1620 and the impacts it has had in the 400 years since.

'How many times have we been here before? We go around in circles. We think we have gotten so far and then we look back and realise that we are back to where we started. We are back round again. So when you see me, what do you see?'

The Elephant in the Room isn’t a story about a ship, or a journey to another land.

It is a story about today and six characters who are still experiencing the impact of our colonial history, in cities that have only just begun to speak about their complex past.

Throughout the film, these characters are met with denial, reluctance, avoidance, ignorance and ultimately silence, as they figure out how to be seen and heard in a system that was never built for them.

Beyond Face held its premiere in April 2021. Here, you can meet the talented team who starred in and created it.

This amazing project was funded by Arts Council England, Mayflower 400 UK and Plymouth Culture.

Discover more about The Elephant in the Room here.

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