Alex Bescoby

Alex is a self-confessed history nerd and award-winning researcher, with a love of travel and storytelling. Alex co-founded award-winning independent production company Grammar Productions, with the intention of making innovative documentaries that delve deeper into history and how it affects the lives of people and societies around the world today. His work has taken him to some of the less-travelled corners of the world, including the back-country of Sierra Leone, the remote Peruvian Andes and the insurgent-ridden southern Philippines. He learned to understand these very different places through studying their histories – best done by forming close bonds with the people who live there. His most recent project and passionate labour of love, has involved filming over several years in far-flung corners of Myanmar. We Were Kings, winner of the prestigious 2016 Whicker’s World Foundation Funding Award, will premiere at the British Library as part of OpenCity Docs Festival on September 9th.