A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

DVD - 2017
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"The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: FIC Unite
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Jul 08, 2018

Don't recall if i watched it all. Did some fast forwards

Jul 07, 2018

A True role model. Agree whole heartedly with those reviewers I "liked"- what more to say? If I missed something, forgive me. :-)

May 31, 2018

Excellent movie. Starts in 1947 and is a love story, between a black man and white woman. Something was wrong with the time line, Queen Elizabeth was mentioned and it was King George VI that was the British ruler during that time. King George died in 1952, then Queen Elizabeth became the British Queen. This movie outlines the independence of Botswana and the acceptance of interracial marriage.

May 02, 2018

Prior to viewing this docu-drama movie read the historical account "Colour Bar" by Susan Williams (Penguin, 2007) which presents the Botswanan cultural background and the colonial political scheming.

Apr 15, 2018

Humbling story that highlights the arrogance of the "ruling" class, juxtaposed to the needs of the average person. Also, the continued ignorance and bad decisions that are made when distant rulers think they know better than the people living their lives, or that they can dupe them into thinking what the rulers want for themselves is good for the resident people. Also, the motivation and strength of character that love gives to people individually and collectively is beautifully portrayed. The end part that introduces us to the people the story was based upon is also an enriching view. It is an engaging story, well acted.

Mar 06, 2018

What a beautiful story....we loved it :)

Feb 07, 2018

A story of the relationship of White Great Britain and its Black African Colonies circa 1940. America should not be too smug about this. Consider that even today one of its two major parties at the federal level is 0.7% African American (One US Senator and one member of the House of Representatives) in a country of 12.6% African Americans.

Feb 03, 2018

I enjoyed this historical film, David O has such a lovely voice, an accomplished actor. I am glad to now know of this incredible couple. The 'extra' selection is so worth your time for historical background.

Jan 18, 2018

I enjoy learning from film stories that are “inspired”, or “based on” actual events. I knew nothing about Botswana at the beginning of Apartheid or King Seretse Khama and his white wife. Beautiful countryside, well-crafted though predictable.

Jan 02, 2018

A good story that should be better known, although a little too melodramatic.

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