Finally, the movie everyone has been waiting for, Half of A Yellow Sun is now available for online streaming on PANATV.com — for US residents first. UK residents will have to wait till Monday 4th August 2014 while the company works feverishly to make it available for streaming in Nigeria despite the ban by the Censor Board.
Half Of A Yellow Sun is the screenplay adaptation of the book of the same name, written by Orange-prize winner, Chimamanda Adichie and directed by Biyi Bandele. The film tells the story of privileged twin sisters Olanna and Kainene, who return to Nigeria after their expensive education in England. They both make shocking life choices, as Olanna moves in with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo, while Kainene takes over the family’s interests and falls in love with an English writer.
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.
Since its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, the movie has been widely received and applauded. Packing a powerful cast comprising Academy Award nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor; BAFTA winner, Thandie Newton; Anika Noni Rose; Nollywood’s A-list actress, Genevieve Nnaji, and veteran singer, Onyeka Onwenu, it can be arguably described as the biggest collaboration between Hollywood and Nollywood.
PANA TV currently offers over 8,000 hours of quality entertainment videos that span African films, music, TV series and Nollywood movies to list a few. Since its quiet beta launch in April 2012, it has established key partnerships with renowned companies and brands such as M-NET, Africa Fashion International (AFI), Samsung, Tuluntulu and Bokeh Fashion Film Festival.
The company also has offices in Houston, Lagos and Johannesburg.
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