Victoria & Abdul
We are delighted to be partnering with Damaris Media and Universal Pictures to offer you this free resource for the film Victoria & Abdul, in cinemas from 15th September. Members, churches and the wider public can download our Victoria & Abdul Companion Booklet which explores the issues addressed within the film from a biblical perspective.
Victoria & Abdul is a historical drama which reveals the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Queen Victoria was Mothers’ Union’s first Royal Patron and throughout our movement’s 140 year history, Mothers’ Union has spoken out against injustice and advocated for policy change at all levels. We believe the themes running through “Victoria & Abdul”, are as relevant today as they were then. We hope that you will enjoy watching this wonderful movie, and that this free Companion Booklet will inspire some interesting conversations about it.
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