Screening Film


A United Kingdom

Leyburn Arts and Community Centre

21 April 2017

Leyburn Arts and Community Centre, The Old School House, Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL · Get directions

Organised by: LACC

Show times:

  • Friday 21st April · 5:00pm
  • Friday 21st April · 7:30pm

Certificate: 12A

Format: DVD

United Kingdom is 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 neighbouring 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. Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport.

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