The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room is one of the signature digital events in the Mayflower 400 Plymouth programme.

This short film by Beyond Face 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.

This section contains links to information about the team behind the fascinating film and how you can watch it.

  • News: Watch April premiere of The Elephant in the Room online screening

    '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 is part of the Mayflower 400 commemoration programme that explores the different themes behind this historical journey in 1620 and the impacts it has had in the 400 years since.

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  • The Elephant in the Room - meet the cast and crew

    Meet the amazing people behind The Elephant in the Room - a short film by Plymouth-based performance company Beyond Face

    To watch the film, book your ticket here before 24 April.

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  • Beyond Face

    Beyond Face is a Plymouth-based performance company whose mission is to raise the profile and visibility of People of Colour in the Arts.

    Beyond Face has worked on a series of projects with Mayflower 400 including the groundbreaking 2,000 Stories, a production covering the stories ‘that have stayed with us, the ones we have forgotten and the ones we may have been forced to hear.’

    Their next production is called The Elephant in the Room. It isn’t a story about a ship, or a journey to another land. This is a story about today and six characters who are still experiencing the impact of our colonialist 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.

    Click below to read more on the Beyond Face website.

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  • Event: The Elephant in the Room Online Screening

    The Beyond Face team held its premiere for The Elephant in the Room - one of the signature digital events in the Mayflower 400 Plymouth programme.

    To watch the film, book your ticket here before 24 April.

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  • The Elephant in the Room - official website

    Discover more about The Elephant in the Room film by Beyond Face.

    To watch the film, book your ticket here before 24 April.

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