Et par links om Nigerias filmproduktion og filmindustri – Nollywood, som det kaldes i visse kredse.
Progressive Policy Institute: Nigeria is Now the World’s Most Prolific Filmmaker
Based in commercial capital Lagos, “Nollywood” traces its takeoff to a film called Living in Bondage, shot in 1992, which depicts a conspiracy to steal the inheritance of a chief’s son. Two decades later, Nigerian filmmakers struggle with budgets too tight to afford celluloid film, the medium used by projectors in movie theaters, regular power outages and traffic jams, and occasional extortion. Nonetheless, they produce films by the hundreds rather than by the dozens — gangster epics, romance, true crime, and so on. Nigeria’s National Film and Video Censors Board counted 1,687 new releases in 2007, easily exceeding India’s total. In total, the film industry is said to generate over $250 million a year in revenue, making it a national industry comparable to cocoa processing. Læs hele artiklen.
Den italienske filminstruktør Franco Sacchi, der har lavet filmen This is Nollywood, taler på TED-konferencen i 2008 om Nollywood. Se hans tale her.