Tens of thousands died of thirst or hunger on their way to neighbouring Bechuanaland
(today's Botswana), where Ovaherero are still living.
Asante, a previous winner of the Festival's UK Film Talent Award, returns to the Festival for a second time with a film that tells the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland
(modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, a London office worker whom he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), heir apparent to the nation of Bechuanaland
(now Botswana), is studying law in 1947 London before returning home to lead his people.
In real life, the story of the mixed-race marriage between Seretse Khama, prince of Bechuanaland
(later to become first president of Botswana), and London office worker Ruth Williams was full of complication and nuance, though you wouldn't know it from Amma Asante's oversimplified "A United Kingdom." It treats their love story like a Disney princess movie, reducing the drama to a series of polite disagreements between the couple and the cardboard officiates who opposed their union.
Some specific subjects addressed include the African diaspora as a catalyst of African freedom, the Bechuanaland
Protectorate and British colonialism, reconstructing Jamaican nationalism, and Muslims in Africa.
Originally known as Bechuanaland
and split as northern and southern regions, Botswana was governed in the north by Great Britain and in the south by Cape Colony.
Francois Coillard, a mission that had grown out of the pioneering exploratory and evangelistic work of Asser Sehahabane, an evangelist of major stature who had eventually returned to Lesotho after many years of devoted service in the northern parts of the Transvaal and Bechuanaland
. The Mission to Barotseland was often described as a mission of Africans to Africans.
(14) The Southern Rhodesian example of intervention in the reserves was later adopted in Bechuanaland
and South Africa in the 1930s and late 1940s respectively, under the classification of 'betterment'.
(1988) The Flogging of Phinehas McIntosh: a tale of colonial folly and injustice, Bechuanaland
The OVS and ZAR, squeezed between the British-ruled Cape Colony to the south and west, Zululand to the east and Matabeleland and Bechuanaland
to the north, were constantly fearful of native revolts.
Comparison of full-genome nucleotide sequences between different regions of the SAT 3 UGA/1/13 isolate and other SAT 3 FMDVs, 2013 * Nucleotide differences from SAT 3 UGA/1/13, % ([dagger]) Sequence region Length, nt SA/57/59 BEC/20/61 BEC/1/65 5' UTR ([double 1,680 24.0 24.1 22.7 dagger]) + L P1-2A 2,282 26.6 27.1 27.1 P2 1,464 13.7 14.2 14.6 P3 2,700 13.8 13.8 13.9 3' UTR ([section]) 118 5.9 8.4 5.0 Full genome 8,268 19.1 19.5 19.3 * BEC, Bechuanaland
(former name for Botswana); FMDV, foot-and-mouth disease virus; L, leader protein coding sequence; SAT, Southern African Territories; UGA, Uganda; UTR, untranslated region.
Even the title of the exhibition, "African Scenery & Animals", derived from an early-nineteenth-century folio by Samuel Daniell, a draughtsman appointed to an expedition to Bechuanaland
, reflects this pastoral concern (Naude 2010).