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B FOR BOY \ 1:22:29 min \ Nigeria

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.


AFI Film Festival 2013 - Audience Award, Seattle International Film Festival 2014 - Special Jury Prize, Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014 - Best Film in an African Language, BFI London Film Festival 2013 - Special jury mention, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Goteborg International Film Festival, Glasgow International Film Festival, Atlanta International Film Festival, Pan, African International Film Festival, New York African Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival.

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Chika Anadu

Chika Anadu is a Nigerian filmmaker best known for the film B for Boy (2013). She has also written and produced several short films. Anadu's films are known for tackling issues of gender discrimination and cultural pressures surrounding tradition in Nigeria. Her first short film, Epilogue (2009), was shown at the 2010 San Diego Black Film Festival in the United States. Ava (2010) was shown in the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner in 2010. Anadu applied to the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence Program in Paris. The 14-page screenplay treatment that was part of her submission was the basis for what would become her first feature-length film, B for Boy (2013). Anadu secured one of the six spots and moved to Paris to take part. She wrote the screenplay for B for Boy (2013) during her two-and-a-half-week stay.

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