Nollywood: The Video Phenomenon in Nigeria (Hardback)Pierre Barrot (editor)
Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 20/11/2008
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With over 1,200 video films produced each year, Nigeria has become one of the most prolific producers of film fiction in the world. The majority of the films are of poor quality, made on very low budgets and in a very short time, but their production has a big impact on people in Nigeria and the industry's influence is extending across the continent. This book examines how the experiences and lives of Nigerians are narrated through the storyboards of the video producers, who copy with confidence and energy the recipes and formulas of popular films. As a home-grown industry that emerged spontaneously and without outside support, its vitality is a counter to 'Afro-pessimism' and demonstrates the possibility of reviving the African film industry and developing a cinema-going public to support it.
Publisher: James Currey
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 216 x 185 mm
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