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We Were Kings plus director Q&A

Alex Bescoby

We are delighted to bring you this screening in partnership with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, including a Q&A with director Alex Bescoby after the film.

In 1885, the British army invaded Burma and deposed its King. He dies 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 over three years of seismic change in Burma, this is a fascinating story that throws light on a nation still dealing with the fallout from many years of unrest.