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A United Kingdom Film

Thursday 3 May 2018, 8:00 pm

Ditchling Village Hall

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In the late 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland is studying in Britain in preparation for his ascension to the throne. The prince falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams, and they plan to marry. They expect strong disapproval at home, but nothing prepares them for the diplomatic firestorm and domestic political tumult their defiant love would spark. The international opposition is even more unyielding than the local opposition, from the British holding their land as a protectorate and fearful of South Africa’s racist backlash to their apartheid system. Against all odds, King Khama and Ruth fight to maintain their love and help their people in a land that would become the Republic of Botswana.
Director Amma Asante English 2016 12A 111 mins

Admission: Doors open 7:30 pm Members free £5 for Guest Members

Contact: John Jenkins john@nickyjohn.myzen.co.uk 01273 846359

Member: Ditchling Film Society
Type of Event: Film
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