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Director Biyi Bandele Talks Adapting 'Half Of A Yellow Sun,' How It Was Financed, Tackling The Biafran War, What's Next, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2014 11:52 AM
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Director Biyi Bandele Talks Adapting 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' + How It Was Financed, Addressing The Biafran War, More

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Gets An Official USA Theatrical Release Date + A Boatload Of New Images, Clips

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2014 4:06 PM
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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Gets An Official USA Theatrical Release Date + A Boatload Of New Images, Clips

UK Release Trailer For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Comes w/ Lots Of New Footage (In UK Cinemas 4/11)

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  • March 7, 2014 5:02 PM
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UK Release Trailer For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Comes w/ Lots Of New Footage (In UK Cinemas 4/11)

Watch New Clips From 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Within New Soundtrack Music Video By D'banj

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 28, 2014 10:44 AM
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Watch New Clips From 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Within New Soundtrack Music Video By D'banj

A Conversation With 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Director Biyi Bandele In Cambridge U.K. 3/8

  • By Sergio
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  • February 27, 2014 3:12 PM
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U.K. readers of S & A will be happy to know that Biyi Bandele, the director of Half Of A Yellow Sun, will talk about how he made the film, among other things, during a March event.

"Divided By War. United By Love" - First Release Poster For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2014 10:54 AM
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"Divided By War. United By Love" - First Release Poster For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Finally Finds A USA Distributor - Early Summer Release Eyed

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  • January 14, 2014 11:21 AM
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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Finally Finds A USA Distributor - Early Summer Release Eyed

TIFF 2013 Review - Biyi Bandele’s Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Misses The Mark

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • September 12, 2013 5:20 PM
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Before it even went into production, writer-director Biyi Bandele’s debut feature Half of a Yellow Sun sparked a huge casting debate. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the movie would focus on the stories of two sisters during the Nigerian-Biafran war of the late 60s and early 70s. The controversy came from the casting of the biracial Thandie Newton as Olanna, an Igbo woman. In January 2012, a petition was drawn up in protest of the casting, with the main gripe being: “Igbo people, like any other people range in physical characteristics as well as complexion. However, the majority of Igbos are dark brown in complexion. Igbo people do not look like the bi-racial Thandie Newton. Thandie Newton is an accomplished and talented actress in her own right. However, she is not Igbo, she is not Nigerian, and she does not physically resemble Igbo women in the slightest.”

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Will Open 2013 Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 29, 2013 5:13 PM
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The 2013 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), now in its 8th year, announced today that Biyi Bandele's Half Of A Yellow Sun - a film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name - has been selected as the opening film of the festival, which takes place September 17th -October 1st.

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Producers Talk Film's Production (Cast, Crew, Hollywood vs Nollywood)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2013 7:13 PM
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An excerpt from a chat with the producers of the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun that I thought worth sharing.