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A United Kingdom   (click here to watch trailer)
Amma Asante, UK/France 2016, Cert 12A, 108 mins
David Oyelowa, Rosamond Pike
28th March 2018, 7.00pm, Petroc - Tiverton

Based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.

“A United Kingdom is a very likeable film about two very admirable people."
Geoffrey Macnab, Independent