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3.5
13 Ratings

Nollywood Babylon

Directed by Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal
Canada, 2008
Documentary

Synopsis

Nigeria claims to have the third-largest film industry in the world. Addelman and Mallal’s stirring documentary focuses on Nollywood’s filmmakers and stars, and their irresistibly rousing contribution to contemporary film culture.

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Nollywood Babylon Directed by Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal

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  • mpho3's rating of the film Nollywood Babylon

    "We don't even want to go to Hollywood anymore, because, really, Hollywood is white." Not only does Nollywood take specifically African stories and transport them to the screen, but it does so through Africa's traditional means of oral storytelling, avoiding the Western lens altogether. A struggle between tradition and modernity still pervades Nigeria; unsurprisingly, this is reflected in the film culture." - Slant