Be Manzini speaks to the critically acclaimed director Amma Asante about her soon to be released film, A United Kingdom.

Starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl); and directed by Asante (Belle), 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.

Asante discusses the importance of representation and telling our stories; documenting our history.


A United Kingdom hits UK Cinemas Friday 25th November 2016
Watch the trailer here.
Watch TBB’s interview with star of A United Kingdom, David Oyelowo here.