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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Nigeria Film and Video Censorship Board, (NFVCB) Ban "Half of A Yellow Sun" Film

Seriously! It is annoying enough that vital aspects of our history are deliberately and conveniently axed out from the knowledge impacted on school children and the youth, now  for some  ‘sentimental reasons’ they want to edit  history and this is impossible. 

The Nigeria Film and Video Censorship Board, (NFVCB), has banned the widely publicized and internationally acclaimed film, Half of A Yellow Sun an adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s, novel which has been premiered in Nigeria.
The film promoters are making frantic efforts to remove the offensive sections and get the film approved.
Related News: “Half of a yellow sun” Nigeria’s BEST, says London Movie Goers

Sources said that the film, an adaptation of Chimamanda’s Ngozi Adichie’s novel is being stopped from getting into the market due to the parts that tend to whip up tribal sentiments, especially on issues that led to the Nigerian civil war.
The filmmakers have further revealed that, “with the Boko Haram insurgency and the Adamawa State governor’s outburst, the NFVCB is living up to its billing.”
A terse statement issued by the film Producers on Friday also stated that the date for the movie premiere had been shifted . It reads, ”regrettably, the much anticipated release of Half of a Yellow Sun has had to be postponed as a result of delays in obtaining certification from the Nigeria Film and Videos Censors Board. The attached Press Release explains further.
”On account of your very kind support of the movie, we would appreciate your assistance with getting the message of the delay out in your usual professional and sensitive fashion.” The statement read.
Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2013 Nigerian film directed by Biyi Bandele based on the novel of Adichie. The film is a love story that follows two sisters who are caught up in the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War. The movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji and OC Ukeje.

Have this people ever stopped to think that having the knowledge of who we are and how we came to be might better our situation? It's like America, trying to stop a movie like "Black Slavery Movies" tying to blot out their history of abuse of ‘black’ people hmmm! Has there history not made them a better nation? This people can on try but will never succeed in rewriting or erasing history. They should rather work towards reshaping the future. #NigeriansWillStillWatch 

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