FILM: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

Seductive is the mid-sixties Nigeria depicted through the eyes of two affluent sisters whose lives are ravaged by the outbreak of Nigerian civil war. Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejifor and a fresh-faced John Boyega—before J.J. Abrams and Star Wars came calling—lead this beautifully shot film starring sirens Thandie Newton and Anika Noni Rose. A well curated score and soundtrack anchored by the legendary Miriam Makeba completes the unforgettable immersion.