An Inspiring Interracial Love Story that rocked the world in the 1940s!
We are super excited about the release of the new film, A United Kingdom, directed by Amma Asante that shares the forgotten, yet epic love story that rocked the world in the 1940s.
Here is a synopsis of the film:
A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.
Director Amma Asante Powerful Honors this Mixed-Race Love Story
Director Amma Asante recently spoke to Vanity Fair about the film which the magazine calls “heart-wrenching”:
“To me, I always think that we know that times are changing when there’s more than one of this kind of film,” Asante told Vanity Fair during a recent phone call.
When we can get to the point where non-white or interracial stories don’t give audiences pause, Asante continued, then “we can concentrate on the story, and not simply the fact that there’s people of different colors. Now, I think we’re moving somewhere positive.”
Mixed-Race and Multiracial Families in Film! The Mixed Race Experience is a Global Experience!
The reviews have been great and we want the box office to be great too. Make sure you support films like this so that our stories continue to get heard in the mainstream!