Exclusive: Watch David Oyelowo Defend His Interracial Love In ‘A United Kingdom'

Rosamund Pike as "Ruth Williams" and David Oyelowo as "Seretse Khama" in the film A UNITED KINGDOM.Photo by  Stanislav Honzik. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Exclusive: Watch David Oyelowo Defend His Interracial Love In ‘A United Kingdom'

Amma Assante's new film is a biopic of an African leader in a controversial relationship.

Published February 1, 2017

This year, Loving showed us the uphill battle to legalizing interracial marriage here in the United States. But swirly love has faced obstacles across continents.

A United Kingdom, the latest film by Belle director Amma Assante explores the subject in 1948 Botswana, where the country's would-be leader, Sir Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), brings home from London his white girlfriend, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), to the outrage of his family and his government.

The period biopic is a familiar story in a largely unfamiliar place, incorporating the forces of apartheid and the British empire — as well as Khama's family — to pressure Khama out of marrying Williams. 

Watch an exclusive clip of the sweeping film, above. A United Kingdom hits theaters on February 10.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Stanislav Honzik/ Twentieth Century Fox)

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