New version of Royal Anthem film will be screened next week

A new film featuring the new version of the Royal Anthem which was sung by hundreds of thousands of mouners together with the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra and over 150 professional choral singers will be screened in movie theatres across the country next week, said M.C. Chatrichalerm Yugala, wellknown film producer and director.

In his capacity as the producer of the film about the new version of the Royal Anthem, the honorary president of Federation of National Films said that he intended to shoot the film to pay tribute to the late King Bhumibol and in remembrance of his dedication to the Thai people.

The film project did not require any financial support from the government but it was the joint cooperation of the people who spontaneously showed up in hundreds of thousands of people to pay tribute to the late King, said M.C Chatrichalerm.

He admitted that he had not expected the crowd to be so huge and said that this special singing event could break the world's record for having the highest number of singers involved in the singing.

Meanwhile, government spokesman Lt-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha offered his heart-felt thanks to all the people who were involved in the mass singing despite rains and sunshine.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)