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Half a Yellow Sun

Release Date: May 16, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Monterey Media
Director: Biyi Bandele
Screenwriter: Biyi Bandele
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle
Genre: Drama
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Plot Summary: Celebrated playwright Biyi Bandele's directorial debut, an adaption of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel, chronicles the captivating journey of two women during the tumult of Nigeria's independence and ensuing Nigerian-Biafran War (1967-1970), a conflict prompted by the attempted secession of Nigeria's southeastern region and its formation into the short-lived Republic of Biafra. With the vast sweep of an epic, "Half of a Yellow Sun" tells the story of a generation through the prism of the sisters' thorny romantic destinies: Olanna (Thandie Newton) falls in love with Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a revolutionary who fathers a child by another woman, while Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) enters into a romance with a British writer (Joseph Mawle) who has come to Nigeria to teach.

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