Nollywood, the Nigerian feature film industry, is the third largest in the world behind the United States and India producing 200 videos worth $250 million every month. In fact the industry grew so rapidly in the early 2000’s it was at one point ahead of the United States in terms of annual film productions, however, the films are realized in conditions that would make Western producers wince- low budget equipment, basic scripts and actions cast the day of filming. Most narratives are over dramatic, tragic, violent, excessive, and wild. One of my favorite photographers Pieter Hugo (the man behind The Hyena & Other Men)  asked actors and assistants to recreate common Nollywood themes as if they were on set and the result is a staggering set of hallucinatory, tormented images.

This entry was published on January 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm. It’s filed under Art, Books, Human and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Nollywood

  1. Zombie movies Nigerian style. Oh well, the Swedish already did Nazi Zombies in Dead Snow.

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