Have you seen Half of A Yellow Sun  yet?

Based on the award-winning best-seller by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is an epic love story weaving together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of the Nigerian Civil War.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of the Yellow Sun (2013)

I think this is an important movie because you could say this is “Made in Nigeria” both writer and director are Nigerian. It was filmed in Calabar, Nigeria and it was part financed by Nigerian funds. This demonstrates a remarkable progress, as products in Nigeria are normally “Made in China, Korea, and Thailand. “Made in Nigeria” used to have connotations of being inferior. Does this film signify a certain confidence? I really hope so.

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About Yewande Okuleye

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  1. I saw the film at Watershed in Bristol and there was a Q&A with the Director, Binyi Bandele. Having not read the book, I thought it was a great film but I also felt that there was a lot to the story that wasn’t shown. Ugwu being Chimanda’s favourite character on the book played a minor role on the film whist Kainene’s disappearance leave much to discuss. Odenigbo’s relationship with Kainene, his mum and Amala is contentious and I felt that the film highlighted how influential African mums are to their sons.

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