B for Boy
directed by Chika Anadu
Nigeria, 2013, Ibo, 118 minutes
Thirty-nine-year-old Amaka has the best of all worlds in modern Nigeria, with a loving husband, fulfilling job, bright daughter and another child on the way. Her husband’s mother, Mama, is determined that the child will be a boy and carry on the family name. If she doesn’t deliver, Mama is not beyond having her replaced with a second, younger wife. Fate is only about to increase the pressure on Amaka, with tragic developments that change everything. How far is she willing to go to protect her family? An unbearably tense and involving tale.