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Hooray for … Nollywood?


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…


Welcome to Nollywood, Nigeria’s wildly popular homegrown film industry. The business of film in Nigeria has exploded over the past two decades, with direct-to-DVD titles are churned out at an astounding pace — some 200 a month. In 2006, Nollywood produced nearly double the number of films as Hollywood. The scene is full of DIY excitement and energy, with films produced on low budgets and with B-movie sensibility.


See as Nollywood gets the Hollywood treatment in Nollywood Bablyon, the documentary featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.


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