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“Half of a Yellow Sun” Trailer

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave, Children of Men) and Thandie Newton (Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness) star in this epic chronicle of family ties and tribal violence from celebrated Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele.

The film is an adaptation of the book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie which chronicles the lives of two sisters after the outbreak of the Nigerian-Biafran War (1967-1970). The film also stars John Boyega of Attack the Block and Anika Noni Rose. Newton and Rose play twins from a wealthy Nigerian family who end up making drastically different life choices.

The film will premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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