Forgotten Allies - Sampan Travel join the team


Here at Grammar Productions, we’re delighted to have the Sampan Travel team as the logistical partner over the next 12 months for our latest documentary project, Forgotten Allies. In the darkest hours of World War 2, thousands of men from Burma gave their lives fighting a brutal war for Britain against the Japanese, carrying out the most successful guerrilla campaign of the war. But after the Allied victory, Burma sank into isolation, dictatorship and civil war, and Britain forgot the bravery of these men. Now only a handful of veterans remain - will they get the recognition they deserve before it's too late? One determined band of Brits are in a battle against time to make sure they do.

Watch a short teaser for Forgotten Allies here.

We couldn’t think of a better logistical partner than Sampan - a boutique tour operator offering bespoke journeys throughout Myanmar - as we undertake the shoot in some of the most remote and challenging parts of the country

Speaking about the partnership, Sampan’s Managing Director Bertie Lawson said:

‘It is exciting for us to be part of such a principled and stirring venture. Sampan’s journeys are based upon respectful interaction and engagement between peoples and cultures, as well as about exploring the hidden, forgotten and little-told stories of Myanmar. For this reason, working with Grammar Productions on Forgotten Allies is a perfect fit for us. We are greatly looking forward to the next 12 months.’

Rupert Trotter, Sampan’s Chairman, also added:

“The phrase “humbling experience” is most often used nowadays to acknowledge a defeat in sport or a failure in an examination. It is less often used to describe being in the presence of a 93 year old man with a chestful of medals, who despite his advancing years still has more backbone and more sheer chutzpah than 95% of the rest of the room. Nobody can be allowed to forget these heroes, for that is what they truly are.”

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