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Bechdel Film Club: B for Boy

  • Women*s Center Conference Room Frist Campus Center, Frist Ln Princeton, NJ, 08544 United States (map)

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.

Amaka (Uche Nwadili) seems to be living a perfect life as an independent, modern Nigerian woman. She has a successful job, is in a happy marriage, has a loving daughter, and is pregnant. All seems well until her mother-in-law (Ngozi Nwaneto) tells Amaka that unless she has a boy, she will find a second wife for son. While Amaka's husband (Nonso Odogwu) is away on a business trip, Amaka suffers a miscarriage but tells no one. With her due date fast approaching, Amaka goes to great lengths to illegally purchase a baby boy from another woman, Joy (Frances Okeke).

Earlier Event: February 14
Vagina Monologues
Later Event: February 22
Feminist Fridays