Tag: Thandie Newton

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Entertainment

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’: Thandie Newton, typhoid and a tale of civil war

by Jenny Soffel LONDON (CNN) — One of the most eagerly awaited films to come out of Africa in recent years, starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, is hitting the big screen. “Half of a Yellow Sun” recently premiered at Toronto’s International Film Festival. The British-Nigerian production is about the Nigerian civil war — the Biafran war — that tore up the country between 1967 and 1970, and is an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling novel of the same name. “It is essentially a love story set in the war,” the film’s Nigerian-born director Biyi Bandele told CNN.

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International

Ensler's Billion Rising movement spans the globe

ONE BILLION STRONG–Actress Thandie Newton, right, reacts with playwright and charity founder, Eve Ensler, during a photocall for One Billion Rising, the charity which aims to tackle violence against women, at the Institute of Arts in central London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) by Sandy Cohen AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil.