Welcome to Nollywood

Director: Jaime Meltzer
Countries: USA / Nigeria
Year: 2007
Running Time: 58 min.
Language: English

welcome to nollywood

The Nigerian film industry, known as Nollywood, has exploded in the last ten years. Now the most popular cinema in all of West Africa, the Nigerian film industry has distinguished itself by shooting all films on digital video. This has allowed production schedules to be compressed and immediately brought to market; in Lagos it’s big. Nollywood is the third largest film industry in the world, generating $286 million US dollars a year. And yet this vibrant, profitable industry is virtually unknown outside of Africa. Welcome to Nollywood tells the story of these films and their directors, actors, and viewers.