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Title:Half of a yellow sun
Editors:Adichie, Chimamanda NgoziISNI
Bandele-Thomas, BiyiISNI
Calderwood, Andrea
Newton, ThandieISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Soda Pictures
Geographic term:Nigeria
gender relations
Nigerian-Biafran War
feature films (form)
videos (form)
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZsj_t1IFe4
Abstract:During the mid-to-late sixties, twin sisters Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) return to newly independent Nigeria after their education in England. They make decisions that shock their wealthy family. Olanna moves in with her lover, the 'revolutionary professor' Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega), while Kainene takes over the family interests and pursues a career as a businesswoman, falling in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer. As the Igbo people struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, the sisters become caught up in the shocking violence of the Nigerian civil war and a betrayal that threatens their family forever. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]