Nadia Denton in Conversation with Biyi Bandele

8th March 2014, 14:00 pm
Divinity School, St John’s College, Main Lecture Theatre

In this 75 minute session, we will be discussing the Nollywood tradition as it enters its most exciting years. Nadia Denton, film industry expert, will speak with Nigerian-born director Biyi Bandele about his directorial debut and the most expensive Nigerian movie to date, Half of a Yellow Sun. Adapted from Chimamanda Ngoze Adichie’s Orange-prize winning novel of the same name and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton, CNN believe it to be “one of the most eagerly awaited films to come out of Africa in recent years.” Expect interesting anecdotes, unexpected revelations, and an insight into the current situation of the Nigerian film industry.