Thursday, December 21, 2017
Dame Amma Asante is Our Black Filmmaker of 2017
The black and beautiful Ghanaian multiple award winning filmmaker, Dame Amma Asante, MBE, is our Black Filmmaker of the Year for her outstanding historical romantic drama, "A United Kingdom" acquired by Fox Searchlight for North America. The screenplay was written by Guy Hibbert, based on the true-life romance between Sir Seretse Khama and his wife, Ruth Williams Khama. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike played the leading roles of Seretse and Ruth.
In June, Amma Asante was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II with the highly esteemed award of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). She received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) from Prince Charles at the Buckingham Palace in November.
"A United Kingdom" is a Pathé, BBC Films, BFI, Ingenious presentation with the participation of Canal + and Cine + of a Yoruba Saxon/Harbinger Pictures/Perfect Weekend/Film United production.
Amma Asante's Filmography
A Way of Life (2004)
A United Kingdom (2016)
Where Hands Touch (2018)