Sunday, January 2, 2011
Nollywood: That's Where?
If film fans live in any country in Africa, it’s likely they will recognize the title. According to a recent Economist article this segment of the world film industry creates as many as 50 full length movies a week. (http://www.economist.com/node/17723124) which are widely distributed throughout the continent. Further it tells us that the success of these Nigerian films has encouraged the film industries of South Africa, Tanzania and Cameroon. In the future we may hear of and celebrate awards to movies from Ghallwyood and Lolliwood -- the growing film industries of Ghana and Liberia.
For the consumer, the film fan, this is all good news. More films, more choices, more stories told by people with varied views of the world and that give us all more opportunities to understand our world. Let's wish for wide distribution of films from around the globe.