B for Boy

Director: Chika Anadu
Countries: Nigeria
Year: 2013
Running Time: 118 min.
Language: Igbo

Amaka is an affectionate, independent wife and mother living in a contemporary middle class Nigerian community. She is seven months pregnant, but is resistant to get an ultrasound, to the dismay of her mother-in-law. She comes home from work and greets a Nigerian cleaning lady and young daughter in a house full of long walls and strange angles.

Soon, the pressure increases and her mother-in-law warns that the birth of a son is the only chance to carry on their family name and legacy. If no son is born, Amaka’s husband Nonso should take a second wife. The potential second wife- a younger, smaller Nigerian woman- abruptly shows up for breakfast one morning, upsetting Amaka.

About the Director

Chika Anadu

ChikaanaduBiography: Chika Anadu was born in Lagos, Nigeria in November 1980. She attended school there before going to the UK in 1997 where she did her ‘A’ Levels, got her first degree in BA (Hons) Law and Criminology, and an MA in African Studies: Human and Sustainable Development. Having always been an avid film buff from childhood, and having fallen in love with foreign Language/Arthouse films during her Masters degree, it wasn’t until 2006 that Chika realized that she wanted to be a filmmaker. She moved back to Nigeria for good in 2008 to work in TV/Film production. Chika Anadu is a 2010 graduate of New York Film Academy’s Four Week and a Berlinale Talent Campus Alumn (attendance: Berlin 2011). Her company: No Blondes Productions (Nigeria).

(Sources:
http://africanwomenincinema.blogspot.fr/2011/05/glance-at-cannes-festival-residency.html
http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=30621)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
B For Boy (2014).

Filmography:
Epilogue (2009);
Ava (2010);
The Marriage Factor (2013)
B For Boy (2013).