David Oyelowo & Rosamund Pike

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David Oyelowo & Rosamund Pike

Some stories you hear are so extraordinary and significant that you immediately think, “Why hasn’t a movie been made about this?!” When it comes to the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and Ruth Williams, a white woman from London, this is absolutely true. When they decided to marry in the late 1940s, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, their union caused an international uproar. It was a decision that permanently altered the course of African history. Bringing the story to the big screen, both as a producer and the King, David Oyelowo dives headfirst into the decisions made and the needed sacrifices. Oscar-nominated actress Rosamund Pike plays Ruth and Risen sat down with both to learn more about the convictions of this couple and the people of Botswana.
interviewed for Risen Magazine in New York City, New York
Risen Magazine: David, this is such a personal story for you, so many similarities...

 

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David Oyelowo & Rosamund Pike

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