Half of a Yellow Sun

Director: Biyi Bandele
Countries: Nigeria and UK
Year: 2014
Running Time: 111 min.
Language: English

Half of a Yellow Sun picture

Upon returning to a privileged life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their education in England, Olanna and Kainene, twins from a wealthy Nigerian family make very different choices. Olanna is living with her lover, Odenigbo in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a successful businesswoman and falls in love with Richard, an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, ending in chilling violence, which shocked the entire world.

About the Director

Biyi Bandele

Biography: Biyi Bandele is a Nigerian novelist and playwright. Bandele is one of the most versatile and prolific of the UK-based Nigerian writers, having turned his hand to theatre, journalism, television, film, and radio, as well as the fiction with which he made his name. Acclaimed as both a prolific playwright and a versatile novelist, his 1997 adaptation of fellow Nigerian Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart for the British stage confirmed his place as an important voice on the post-colonial stage. He currently resides in London.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biyi_Bandele)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

Shuga (2013);
Half of a Yellow Sun (2014).