NEW SCREENING: WE WERE KINGS, LONDON, 2nd MAY 2018
We're delighted to announce that our next screening of the award-winning We Were Kings will be in London on May 2nd at the (appropriately named) Royal Institution. For one night only we'll be taking over the world-famous Faraday Theatre to raise funds for the life-saving work of The Angus McDonald Trust in Burma (Myanmar).
VIP tickets to the exclusive pre-screening reception (£40) are available here.
Standard entry tickets (£15) are available here.
What people are saying about We Were Kings:
“Sometimes a story just cries out to be told. This is a tale that casts amazing new light on British as well as Burmese history. It’s one thing to want to make a film like this, but it’s another thing to pull it off.” Professor Michael Wood - historian, broadcaster and filmmaker
"We Were Kings is a must-see film for anyone who wants to understand Burma today. After years on the ground, Bescoby gives a unique insight into a country so often in the headlines, but that we Brits really know very little about. Britain and Burma have an amazing shared history, and this film tells it with a subtlety and humour that will take you by surprise." Levison Wood - bestselling author, filmmaker and explorer
The Angus McDonald Trust works on health and welfare projects with TB and HIV sufferers, including children, in the slum areas of Yangon in Burma. It was founded by Catherine Anderson in memory of her late fiancé the acclaimed photojournalist Angus McDonald, who died suddenly in Burma in 2013. As well as schooling children with HIV, it also works with adults on treatment, counselling, and education; and on vocational training and micro-credit schemes.
Speaking about the fundraising screening, Catherine Anderson said: “We couldn’t be more pleased that we obtained the rights to show this brilliant piece of film-making, which really goes to the heart of what it means to be living in Burma today. Every single penny raised will go straight to our work in the slums of Yangon, where we are working with children and adults who are living with HIV and TB in some of extremely harsh conditions. And I’m excited that both the film’s producer Alex Bescoby, and director Max Jones, will be in attendance.”
Alex Bescoby, producer of We Were Kings, said: “Here at Grammar Productions we’re delighted to be supporting the work of the Angus McDonald Trust. I’ve seen first hand the literally life-saving impact of the Trust’s support. Now as Burma is once again in crisis, we mustn’t back away. It’s the ordinary women, men and children - just like those the Trust is supporting - who will suffer more as a result. That’s why we want to do anything we can to help people to understand what’s going on in Myanmar a little more.”