Dis­puted film to screen in Paekak

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Con­tro­ver­sial Nige­rian film Half of a Yel­low Sun will screen in Paekakariki from May 29.

Based on Chi­ma­manda Ngozi Adichie’s novel of the same name, the film is a love story set dur­ing the Nige­rian civil war of 1970.

Con­tro­versy has sur­rounded the film, which has not been re­leased in its na­tive Nigeria ow­ing to fears it will spark antigov­ern­ment sen­ti­ment.

Though Half a Yel­low Sun has played in film fes­ti­vals around the world, Finns Cin­ema in Paekakariki is one of few cin­e­mas in New Zealand where it will be shown.

Photo: PATAKA MU­SEUM

Long jour­ney: Jil­lett’s horse-bus, pic­tured here about 1900, took pas­sen­gers be­tween Porirua Rail­way Sta­tion and Ti­tahi Bay.

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