Full House for KOHIMA Film Premiere at RADA London

Kohima Educational Trust film premiere

Nearly 180 people attended the red carpet film premiere of Kohima: An Exploration of War, Memory, and Gratitude on 4 April 2013, filling the RADA theatre virtually to capacity.

Ray Jackson

The audience was enthralled by the new documentary, directed by David S Percy ARPS, with reactions after focusing on the vivid portrayal of the epic battle, and the film's haunting but redemptive nature.

Following rarely seen film footage shot during the Battle of Kohima, the film moves seamlessly from the mud and misery of senseless slaughter to Kohima today, a bustling town in the heart of which lies the war cemetery where thousands of graves mark the resting places of soldiers killed in the battle.

Interviews with British and Naga veterans are intermingled with scenes of the countryside today and entrancing shots of Naga schoolchildren.

Rob Lyman, Chairman of the KET, was proud to announce that the documentary has just become an Official Selection of the 8th Monaco Charity Film Festival, which will take place on 10-14 May 2013 in Monte Carlo.

The organisers commented that they believed that the documentary

'Should be seen by as many people as possible – because it is an unknown chapter of WWII and also the fact that the goal of your Foundation is the education of the young people of Nagaland'.

The film will also screen in York on 21 May. Please visit here for venue information and ticket details.

"I want to say how much we enjoyed the film and the event at RADA last night.
You’ve done a wonderful job and have produced a fitting tribute to the British and Commonwealth troops and the Naga people involved."
Keith & Suzanne Thacker

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