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Title Nollywood. English.
Nollywood : the video phenomenon in Nigeria / edited by Pierre Barrot ; with Ibbo Daddy Abdoulaye ... [et al.] ; translations by Lynn Taylor.
Imprint Oxford : James Currey ; Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press ; Ibadan, Nigeria : HEBN, 2008.
Edition Rev. English ed.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  PN1992.934.N6 N6513 2008    AVAILABLE


Call # PN1992.934.N6 N6513 2008
Phys. Description xii, 147 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Filmography.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 'Video is the AIDS of the film industry' ; 'The Italians of Africa' ; Stress warriors ; Selling like hot cake : box office & statistics ; Audacity, scandal & censorship ; Informal sector or video 'industry'? / Pierre Barrot -- Jumping on the bandwagon / Tunde Oladunjoye -- Nigerian video as the 'child of television' / Don Pedro Obaseki -- Hausa video & Sharia law / Frédéric Noy -- Spielbert & I : the digital revolution / Tunde Kelani -- Niger & Nollywood : the new romantics / Ibbo Daddy Abdoulaye -- Kinshasa & Nollywood : chasing the devil / Franck Baku Fuita & Godefroid Bwiti Lumisa -- Kenya & Nollywood : a state of dependence / Ogova Ondego -- Is the Nigerian model fit for export? / Oliver Barlet.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Note Transl. from the French.
Subject Motion picture industry -- Nigeria -- History.
Video recordings industry -- Nigeria -- History.
Video recordings -- Nigeria -- History.
Motion pictures -- Nigeria -- History.
Video recordings -- Production and direction -- Nigeria.
Alt Author Barrot, Pierre.
Abdoulaye, Ibbo Daddy.
Taylor, Lynn.
ISBN 9780253353528 (Indiana casebound)
9780253221179 (Indiana paper)
9781847015051 (James Currey cloth)
9781847015044 (James Currey paper)
1847015042 (James Currey paper)
9789780812096 (HEBN paper)
9780812091 (HEBN paper)