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Nollywood – Filmbusiness African Style

"The second largest film industry in the world" (UNESCO) is called Nollywood and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. The success story of the eccentric dream factory is also shaped by a German tech-investor.

 

The opportunities in the burgeoning industry attract diverse characters. Director Abba Makama sees the moment for an intellectual cinematic movement, a sort of Nigerian New Wave. Bastian Gotter, a young investor from Berlin, tells how he and his Nigerian partner – almost by accident – succeeded in founding the largest streaming service in Africa. Popcorn cinema producer Don Omope also wants to make use of the positive spirit: "We are here to become the Nigerian Tarantinos and Steven Spielbergs."

Basic information

Genre: Documentary Film

Production year: 2020
Running Time: 65:00 min.

Original language: English, German

Crew

Script: Johannes Preuss
Director: Johannes Preuss
Cinematography: Johannes Preuss, Abayomi Akande
Film Music: Maximilian Clouth
Sounddesign: Robin Harff
Sound: Opas Onucheyo
Editing: Tobias Wilhelmer
Motion Design: Tobias Frei
Animation: Mario Bertsch
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Compositing: Martin Mikosch
Narrator/Voice Actor: Christian Baumann

Festivals

Yenagoa Bayelsa International film Festival 2020
Göttingen German International Ethnographic Film Festival 2020

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien