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Who’s Synth for Sale, Flying Across The Bay, and Welcome to Nollywood

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  South African artist Pieter Hugo gives us a somewhat disturbing tour of Nollywood—that’s the Nigerian version of Hollywood for all you Nollywood novices out there. (Vulture)   Turns out that both Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal turned down the lead role in “Avatar”, most likely because they read the script. (SlashFilm)   If you need to get to Oakland ... Read More »

Nollywood in New York

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Nigeria’s Nollywood scene is one of the most exciting movements in cinema today. With its renegade, DIY sensibility, the industry churns out movies by the thousands, making it one of the world’s biggest film industries.   The scene has remained mainly local, though. But this spring, New York will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Nollywood when South African photographer Pieter ... Read More »

Nigeria says “No” to ‘District 9′

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Homesick aliens aren’t the only problem brewing for the South African sci-fi flick ‘District 9.‘ The acclaimed film has been banned in Nigeria, following a private screening for government officials. The problem? Nigerians are upset to see their countrymen portrayed in the film as “criminals, cannibals and prostitutes who sleep with extra-terrestrial animals,” Dora Akunyili, the country’s information told CNN. ... Read More »

Hooray for … Nollywood?

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In Museyon Guide’s Film+Travel discover Africa’s cinematic landscape — from the otherworldly deserts of Tunisia to the streets of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa. But what other African nation is home to a burgeoning film industry, one that’s bigger than Hollywood and second only to India’s Bollywood?   Find out after jump… Read More »

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