Nollywood Boom!

A film by Pascal Henry & Jérôme Pavlovsky

While Hollywood groans under the strain of the current economic climate, Nigeria’s film industry is booming. It’s called Nollywood. Since the 1990’s, it has grown to become the second largest annual film producer, ahead of the US and just behind India. The very limited technical and financial ressources don’t affect the strong desire to tell stories. Nigeria productions export well throughout the globe thanks to the English language. They are so successful that some are even French dubbed. We go to Nigeria to discover this Nollywood film industry, its producers, distributors, its stars and fans, and its unique business model. An exciting journey in the African culture.