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Nollywood Babylon -- Nollywood Babylon is an electric, compelling look at contemporary African filmmaking that celebrates Nollywood—Nigeria’s singular, exuberant and audacious brand of cinema.


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Samir Mallal (writer)
Ben Addelman (writer)
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3 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood, is the third-largest in the world--an unstoppable economic and cultural... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Inside Nigeria's film industry See more (5 total) »


Osita Iheme ... Himself
Chinedu Ikedieze ... Himself
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen ... Himself

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde ... Herself
Uche Jumbo ... Herself
Kenneth Okonkwo ... Himself
Bob-Manuel Udokwu ... Himself

Directed by
Ben Addelman 
Samir Mallal 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Addelman  writer
Samir Mallal  writer

Produced by
Ben Addelman .... producer
Ravida Din .... executive producer
Marcel Jean .... executive producer
Don Lobel .... associate producer
Samir Mallal .... producer
Galilé Marion-Gauvin .... executive producer
Adam Symansky .... producer
Original Music by
Olivier Alary 
Cinematography by
Ben Addelman 
Samir Mallal 
Film Editing by
Annie Ilkow 
Music Department
Stacey Horricks .... music licensing
Elizabeth Klinck .... music clearances
Other crew
Elizabeth Klinck .... visual researcher

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USA:74 min | Canada:74 min
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Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen:Nollywood has become the voice of Africa, the answer to CNN.See more »


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Inside Nigeria's film industry, 16 February 2015
Author: xWRL from United States

This colorful, information-packed documentary takes us inside the movie-making enterprise in the world's third largest film-producing country. We watch films being shot in a variety of locations and hear first-hand from actors, directors, and other professionals about what it's like to be in the business.

Along the way, we get a taste of life in Nigeria, the ups and downs of daily life and of working in an industry that is not exactly all glamor. It's encouraging to see a bootstrap enterprise divorced from Nigeria's colonial past, operated and financed by Nigerians and not by the IMF or by European tastemakers.

However we may respond to the actual films, cranked out quickly one after another on budgets averaging less than $15,000 apiece, it's a treat to witness the level of professionalism that makes everything come together in the making of a film. And it's a special treat to see an industry respond to today's Nigeria--its tastes and aspirations and its role in modern Africa.

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