Stars of Half of a Yellow Sun pledge their support for education

Joseph Mawle, Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor attend the UK premiere of Half Of A Yellow Sun

The London premiere last night of the film Half of a Yellow Sun reunited the star-studded cast, including award-winning actors Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

While filming on set in southern Nigeria only a few weeks ago, they met with A World at School founder Sarah Brown and pledged their support for the movement to get 57 million children into school and learning.

Half of a Yellow Sun recounts an important part of Nigeria’s history. Taking place during the Biafran War in the late 1960s, the film explores many of the social consequences the country has suffered from violent conflicts.

Today, Nigeria is the country with most out-of-school children in the world – with more than 10.5 million primary school age children missing out on an education.

The cast of Half of a Yellow Sun support our mission to get all boys and girls in Nigeria, and around the world, into school and learning.

Below you can watch the cast tell Sarah in Nigeria why they are passionate about education.

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