The film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun is now available for viewing online on premium online video on demand service, Pana TV. The movie was launched on the platform officially on June 29, 2014 and is available to Pana TV+ members for $1.99 and guest viewers for $6.99. For now, it is only available to U.S. residents.
Interested readers can access the movie via this link.
When privileged twins Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kanene (Anika Noni Rose), return from England to newly independent Nigeria after obtaining an expensive English education, they make shocking life choices. Olanna moves in with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), while Kainene takes over the family’s interests and falls in love with an English writer (Joseph Mawle). Intimate betrayals and the onset of the Nigerian civil war caused by the declaration of independence of the southeastern regions as the Republic of Biafra, turn the lives of the sisters around in a way that they never imagined, as they are caught in a chilling violence that shocked the entire world.