’a united kingdom’ a tale of love defying prejudice
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today

’A United Kingdom’ a tale of love defying prejudice

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today ’A United Kingdom’ a tale of love defying prejudice

Jessica Oyelowo, wife of actor David Oyelowo, poses during the premier of ‘The United Kingdom, in Toronto
Toronto - Arab Today

A new film about the true story of an African king and white British woman whose marriage triggered a political crisis is first and foremost a love story, its star and director said.
“A United Kingdom” stars British actor David Oyelowo as Seretse Khama, a tribal king who would go on to become the first president of Botswana.
The movie depicts the early years of his marriage to Ruth Williams, portrayed by “Gone Girl” actress Rosamund Pike, an English office worker and fellow jazz lover he met while studying in Britain in the 1940s.
The two defied convention, prejudice and opposition from both their families to marry. They then became targets of broader political intrigue, as the South African government pressured Britain to ensure Khama never returned to rule.
“The thing that becomes very obvious as you start researching them is the fact that love, love was the thing that conquered everything, all of that opposition, all of those challenges,” Oyelowo told Reuters on the red carpet.
British director Amma Asante, who also made the 2013 period drama “Belle,” said she wanted to make the film because it involved the two continents that shaped who she is.
“As a child of African parents who grew up in a colony that become independent, I realized what mattered, and I wanted to be able to tell that story through my gaze,” she said.
The Khamas’ marriage continues to resonate in African politics. Their son Ian Khama became Botswana’s fourth president in 2008.
The movie received an extended standing ovation after its screening in Toronto, with both Oyelowo and Asante coming close to tears.
“A United Kingdom” was one of several true-life tales exploring race at this year’s Toronto film festival, against a backdrop of heightened racial tension in the United States.
Asante said she hoped for a time when issues of race were of “no consequence whatsoever.”
“Right now, areas of race are still taboo,” she said. “And until it isn’t any more, we have to keep telling these stories.”

Source: Arab News

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

’a united kingdom’ a tale of love defying prejudice ’a united kingdom’ a tale of love defying prejudice

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

’a united kingdom’ a tale of love defying prejudice ’a united kingdom’ a tale of love defying prejudice

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 02:03 2017 Monday ,20 November

face immigration stumbling block

GMT 18:16 2018 Saturday ,08 September

NBH Award receives international acclaim

GMT 08:32 2018 Sunday ,21 January

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years

GMT 15:18 2017 Thursday ,06 April

Differences, tensions run high with rebels in Sanaa

GMT 21:43 2014 Thursday ,04 September

Lego overtakes Mattel to lead the game in toy sales

GMT 11:29 2018 Sunday ,07 January

Kurds protest in Paris against 'assassin' Erdogan

GMT 09:14 2017 Monday ,25 December

Miss America CEO quits over misogynistic emails

GMT 05:32 2017 Saturday ,16 December

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

GMT 23:25 2017 Monday ,10 July

Syria accepts april 10 peace deadline: Annan

GMT 15:00 2014 Thursday ,01 May

April 20 - May 20

GMT 13:26 2017 Tuesday ,31 January

Push and pull: How the Milky Way flies
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday