Trailer (c) Grammar Productions
In 1885 the British army invaded Burma and deposed its King. He died in exile, ending a thousand years of monarchy. The royal family vanished, and the country was plunged into war and the longest military dictatorship of modern times.
But after a century of silence they are back, and they’re on a journey to bring the family - past and present - back together. Filmed through three years of seismic change in Burma, this is the story of a family and a country emerging from the darkness.
'We Were Kings' is Alex Bescoby and Grammar Productions' passionate labour of love. Announced last year as the winner of the prestigious Whicker's World Foundation Funding Award, this touching and remarkable documentary will premiere at OpenCity Docs Festival in September.