Movie review – A UNITED KINGDOM

Seretse Khama is a largely misunderstood name. However, Prime Minister then first President of independent Botswana, this man marked history as much by his political qualities or his intelligence, as for his unconditional love for his dear and tender Ruth. While studying in London, he meets the eyes of a pretty British woman. Love at … Read more

“A United Kingdom” films the forgotten political struggle of the king of Botswana

British director Amma Asante brings to life the forgotten political struggle of Botswana’s young king Seretse Khama and his white bride in the film ‘A United Kingdom’, in theaters Wednesday, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. David Oyelowo (“Selma”, “The Butler”) plays Seretse Khama, a young king of Bechuanaland (current Botswana) after the Second World … Read more

Brexit: after 111 years, the “GB” on British car plates is replaced by “UK”

After 111 years of existence, the identification “UK“on British car plates gives way to a”UK“Symbolizing in particular solidarity with Northern Ireland after Brexit, several newspapers across the Channel reported on Thursday. Since September 28, British motorists traveling to the continent will have to display identification “UK” in the back of their vehicle. So far, the … Read more

To United Kingdom | The duty

This historical drama with the tunes of an old melodious TV movie features Seretse Khama, played by the talented and charismatic David Oyelowo (who wowed the gallery by lending his features to Martin Luther King in Selma of Ava DuVernay), the man to whom Botswana owes its independence. Interested in interracial relations, Amma Asante was … Read more

The true story of a forbidden love

In the late 1940s in London and South Africa, the thwarted love story of Prince Seretse Khama, future first President of Botswana, and Ruth Williams, a modest 24-year-old Londoner… They lived happily… against all odds! In 1947, when Ruth Williams and Seretse Khama, young king of Bechuanaland, the future Botswana, met in London, it was … Read more