Global Issues Film Festival: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

Directed by Biyi Bandele. 113 min.

Based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this is a saga of love and betrayal set against the 1967-70 Biafran war, when Igbo people mounted a struggle for independence. Features performances by Thandie Newton (Crash, ER), Anika Noni Rose (The Princess & the Frog) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave). Named Best Feature Film at the 17th Annual Zanzibar International Film Festival.
Dr. Ernest Emenyonu, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies at U-M Flint, will lead a discussion at the end of the film.