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Actually, this is not a movie review but a sharing.

A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker that 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. Source: Shaw Cinema, Singapore

Click on image to catch the trailer complete with captions 🙂

Marriage across racial lines always causes tensions. I speak from first-hand experience, as my wife is of Chinese descent whereas my father is from India. Even in supposedly melting pot Singapore, we faced issues. We courted in the 1970s and married in the early 1980s. When our daughter wanted to take up Mandarin as her mother tongue in school, we had to lodge a special appeal before the school acceded. Of course, all this has changed—for the better.

“Ask yourself this question: if you have a child and he brings back a boyfriend or a girlfriend of a different race, will you be delighted? I’ll answer you frankly – I don’t think I will. I may eventually accept it.” – Lee Kuan Yew, 26 November, 2004 in Singapore Parliament

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