SAVILIAN ALEX BESCOBY – SCREENING OF AN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “WE WERE KINGS”
Join Prospect Burma and Grammar Productions for an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary,
We Were Kings. We Were Kings charts the rediscovery of Burma’s lost royal family. Deposed and exiled by Britain, they are now emerging from the shadows in a country experiencing seismic change. This intriguing documentary won the Whicker’s World Foundation inaugural Funding Award for historian and first time director, Alex Bescoby.
Joining us at the showing will be the documentary’s star, U Soe Win – great-grandson to Burma’s last king, and the first Burmese royal to set foot on UK soil.
After the screening there will be a Q&A with the Director and U Soe Win, followed by the option of having dinner with him. Diners will also get a chance to view a wonderful hidden treasure of Burmese history from the British Library, which has never been exhibited before.
This event will be taking place just 3 days after the film’s worldwide premiere at the British Library. As the premiere is already sold out, this will be an unmissable opportunity to see the film, meet the royal family, and be part of history in the making.
See the trailer for We Were Kings here https://vimeo.com/216771943
Get to know this fascinating side of Myanmar’s history straight from the people themselves, and join us for what will be an intriguing and moving evening. A donation from all ticket sales will go to benefit Prospect Burma, which awards higher education scholarships to passionate and visionary Burmese people, to provide this generation with the skills and expertise to shape the country they want to live in.