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B for Boy (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 13 November 2013 (USA)
B For Boy is a contemporary drama set in Nigeria, about one woman's desperate need for a male child. It explores the discrimination of women in the names of culture and religion.

Director:

Chika Anadu

Writer:

Chika Anadu
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Credited cast:
Uche Nwadili Uche Nwadili ... Amaka
Ngozi Nwaneto Ngozi Nwaneto ... Mama
Nonso Odogwu Nonso Odogwu ... Nonso
Frances Okeke Frances Okeke ... Joy
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B For Boy is a contemporary drama set in Nigeria, about one woman's desperate need for a male child. It explores the discrimination of women in the names of culture and religion.

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Nigeria

Language:

Ibo

Release Date:

13 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Enugu, Nigeria See more »

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No Blondes Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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Love this Film
14 November 2013 | by msnkechi-1See all my reviews

I just saw this film last night at the AFI film fest and it deeply had a profound effect on me. I will enjoy watching it for many years to come and the conversations that it will spark. It features engaging performances by the entire cast about how a modern Nigerian woman is pressured by her family to produce a male heir. Shot in the Igbo language with English subtitles, the film works on many levels including the timing, and pauses. The acting is very natural without melodrama and it feels very believable. Overall, the film was riveting and kept me really engaged.

Shot in about a two-week time period, filmmaker, Chika Anadu soars in her first feature film, which presents a critique and glance on Igbo cultural traditions and discriminatory preferences for males. It's too bad that we won't see new film releases from this filmmaker for a while, as she plans to take a break and make commercials for a bit.


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