New Netflix documentary on family’s recovery from suicide

16 . Sep . 2017
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The trailer of new British documentary film Kingdom of Us is touching. Scheduled to air on Netflix, it is the story of a West Midlands family, left in financial ruin following the suicide of their father Paul Shanks. Prior to its global premier on Netflix on October 13, Kingdom of Us will be screened at BFI London Film Festival.

Director Lucy Cohen spent over three years filming with this documentary with the family; it consists of home videos and honest interviews of the family members that include Paul’s wife and seven children. It portrays their journey trying to recover from trauma, and attempting to understand Paul’s mental state six years on from his death.

Watch the trailer here: