Sule Rimi appears in Amber James, Black Apron Entertainment and English Touring Theatre’s Children’s Children – a series of five short films, curated by Amber James, exploring the interaction of past with the present, and celebrating Black history.
Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu and Rikki Beadle-Blair direct five pieces performed by Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Amber James, Kayla Meikle, Sule Rimi, and Khai Shaw.
The full series, co-produced by ETT and Black Apron Entertainment, is available to watch now here.
You’re appearing in the new short film series Children’s Children, what can you tell us about it?
It’s a collection of monologues and speeches from the last century reimagined and performed for and in a modern day scenario.
What is it about this project that made you want to be a part of it?
The importance and relevance of the words that are spoken and the timelessness of the subject matter.
You perform a monologue by Desmond Pierre, how would you describe it?
From the heart and borne out of frustration and a sense of banging our collective heads against an imperialistic brick wall.
Tell us more about the creative team, and how they supported you in the making of Children’s Children?
Professional and caring from the offset. I couldn’t have been in better hands from Amber (curator) and Rikki (Director) giving their guidance right down to Gino and Daniel (Black Apron) making sure we were fed, watered and sanitised and everyone in between working their magic to help spread the message whilst weirdly keeping socially distanced from each other.
What do you think you’ve learned from the experience?
If we’re not careful, we could spend the next hundred years shouting about the same injustices. It’s important for our voices to keep getting heard as a reminder that things aren’t necessarily getting better even if it looks like it might be on the surface. We all know that this shit runs deep.
What would you say to anyone thinking about watching Children’s Children?
Watch, learn, grow and educate the future generation. The clue is in the title.