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Nollywood Babylon (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 July 2009 (USA)
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Osita Iheme ... Himself
Chinedu Ikedieze ... Himself
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen ... Himself
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde ... Herself
Uche Jumbo ... Herself
Kenneth Okonkwo ... Himself
Bob-Manuel Udokwu ... Himself
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Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood, is the third-largest in the world--an unstoppable economic and cultural force that has taken the continent by storm and is now bursting beyond the borders of Africa. "Nollywood Babylon" is a feature documentary detailing the industry's phenomenal success. Propelled by a booming 1970s soundtrack of African underground music, the movie presents an electric vision of a modern African metropolis and a revealing look at the powerhouse that is Nigerian cinema. Written by Anonymous

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Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen: Nollywood has become the voice of Africa, the answer to CNN.
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Okula Ozeni Onyeara
Performed by The Funkees
Written by The Funkees
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Inside Nigeria's film industry
16 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

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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