Half of a Yellow Sun media coverage

For the last few weeks the Nigerian/British movie Half of A Yellow Sun has enjoyed massive media coverage. KUSH FILMS is proud to have played a part in bringing the stars of the film to London.  Above is a slideshow of the some of the stars and celebrities who attended the south London premier in Streatham. Scroll down to sample just some of the media coverage that the stars have enjoyed.

In this interview, star of the movie Chiwetel Ejifor speaks to the BFI about how personal the film was to his own family history, the representation of Africa in the media and working with Thandie Newton for a third time.

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Thandie Newton got a lot of love for her red carpet appearance at the South London premier, particularly impressing the tabloids by flaunting her slim figure so soon after having her third child last month.But a feature in The Daily Mail focussed more on Thandie’s difficult childhood growing up as part of the only Black family in the village, with her Zimbabwean mother Nyasha, and father white British Nick.The 41-year-old star of Crash, was born in London and spent the first three years of her life in Zambia, but grew up in Penzance where she has vivid memories of her family being bullied because of their race.  Thandie said she and her younger brother Jamie were the only black children in the area and were treated as outsiders and were victims of racial abuse. Click here to read the whole Mail On-line article.

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Here the film’s director Biyi Bandele speaks to Smart Monkey TV about the six year struggle to get the film made, how he took the novel to the screen, and the divisions in modern day Nigeria.

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One of the UK’s rising stars is John Boyega.  He first rose to fame in the urban sci-fi comedy drama, Attack the Block, and has since gone over to Hollywood where he has won the role in a forthcoming biopic of Olympic athlete Jesse Owens. Click on the link to read and interview that Boyega gave to iD magazine 

 

 

 

Here are Interviews with the actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joseph Mawle, Onyeka Onwenu, director Biyi Bandele, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Babou Ceesay, and producer Andrea Calderwood taken from the red carpet at the 2013 London Film Festival.