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Chronicling The Jaunty World Of Nigerian Cinema in 'Nollywood Babylon' - Review + Watch Now!

14 August 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Bollywood meets Nollywood. Well, not really. Specifically, an Indian director directs a film about the Nigerian film industry, known to the world as Nollywood - one of the 3 largest film industries in the world (in terms of output), right alongside Hollywood, and, of course, Bollywood. Except Samir Mallal, the co-director of "Nollywood Babylon" (along with Ben Addelman) isn't a Bollywood director - rather a Canadian of Indian descent. However, I couldn't resist making the transcontinental connection, if only for effect. Although Mallal (who I learned was very much connected to his native country's film industry) and Addelman, while definitely seeking to »

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On Nollywood's Domestic & International Piracy Problems & Lost Revenues...

28 January 2014 9:29 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Piracy - a problem that we here in the USA frequently lament, as one of a number of ills harming black cinema in this country, is also very much a problem in one of the other largest film industries in the world, Nigeria's Nollywood. In the first video presentation below, Nollywood director, Lancelot Imasuen (the focus of the feature doc Nollywood Babylon, which I reviewed Here) talks about piracy of Nollywood movies locally and overseas, during a panel discussion on the Emergence of African Movies at the African Economic Forum organized by Columbia University.  In the second, longer video, in an episode of The Stream via Al Jazeera, panelists including »

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