Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, this acclaimed film tells an astonishing story of Africa’s last absolute monarchy, the Kingdom of Swaziland. King Mswati III, a distant figure out of touch with his home and country, rules by decree and lives a life of luxury together with his twelve wives, while his subjects suffer from crushing poverty and the world’s highest HIV infection rate.


DIRECTOR: Michael Skolnik

PRODUCERS: Paola Mendoza, Michael Skolnik

FEATURING: His Majesty King Mswati III and the Royal Family of Swaziland