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Appeared at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Nigeria’s indigenous film industry is now the fastest-growing in the world. Only the US and India produce more titles per year. Nollywood, as it is affectionately known, thrives despite miniscule budgets, self-taught auteurs and videodisc distribution at bustling street markets. As Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal’s documentary reveals, Nollywood is a lively, unabashedly populist, often bizarre national cinema that combines melodrama, social commentary, traditional African oral storytelling and B-movie grit. “Infectious” – Los Angeles Times.