Half of A Yellow Sun

Half of A Yellow Sun

DVD - 2014
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A beautiful sweeping story of two sisters caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire world.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781569943847
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372/HALF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Aug 18, 2018

Outstanding cast, script, acting, and scenery. Visually beautiful telling of the horrors of the Biafra "rebellion" in the times after Nigeria's independence. Five stars

Jul 22, 2016

I enjoyed watching this movie. I thought it was a very good story and the acting was well performed.

Jun 17, 2016

I couldn't rate this because it had no subtitles, and no matter what I did to my system, all I could hear was the background music and an occasional cuss word.

Jan 21, 2016

This movie had more politics in it than I had expected. I don't like politics so I ended up losing interest about half-way through. It wasn't just the politics though, it just isn't a very well done movie. :-(

Dec 28, 2015

No subtitles. Couldn't understand speakers.

Jan 27, 2015

This so-called inspired by true events or so-called based true story film is really cramming interracial and adulterous LUSTS down my throat Hollywood style,instead of being uncompromising in showing me the brutally honest truth about the civil war in Nigeria in the 20th century.Thandie Newton also bleached her skin too by the way,adding insult to injury politically.Stop bleaching your skin black females worldwide,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scaltro Jan 24, 2015

A bit hard to follow. Really sad story

manoush Dec 29, 2014

A decent adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's novel, with the exception of casting the very light-skinned and obviously American Thandie Newton for the main character of Olanna, an odd choice since she doesn't fit with the rest of the mostly Nigerian cast. The film is well-paced and for the most part well-acted, though the central character of Ugwu in the novel is marginalized in the film and played by a forgettable actor. A highlight of the film is the use of real footage of news reports on Biafra in the 1960s, especially interviews with the leader of Biafra General Ojukwu. Still, the film does very little to put the events of the Biafran War in context. It clearly assumes that viewers either know the main facts or are very familiar with the novel. To get the most out of the film viewers should first read the novel or a summary of it to be able to appreciate and understand the drama in the film.

Oct 05, 2014

Dramatic, romantic, suspenseful film about Nigeria in the 60s. The acting was natural and settings convincing. Thankfully, not as graphic as it might have been - while still portraying the fear & brutality. I am inspired to learn more about the civil war period and recurring conflicts there.


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