Nollywood Babylon

Nollywood Babylon

Director: Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal Cast: Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Aki

DVD (Wide Screen)


Hollywood and Bollywood watch out; in this documentary examining Nigeria's booming movie industry, filmmakers Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal highlight the reasons why it doesn't take a multi-million-dollar budget to produce a wildly entertaining movie. Idumota market, Lagos: amidst the hustle and bustle of the endless stalls, movie stars are born. Nigeria is a place where traditional mysticism and modern culture clash to form an atmosphere where anything seems possible. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the inventive, low-budget B-movies produced by enterprising local filmmakers with no goal other than to entertain the viewer. From the epicenter of this African metropolis emerges a new breed of cinema known as Nollywood, a brand of film that's remained a well-kept secret...until now.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2010
UPC: 0718122565979
Original Release: 2008
Source: Lorber Films (Kino)
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:14:00

Special Features

Director's commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen Participant
Aki Participant
Paw Paw Participant
Helen Ukpabio Participant
Uche Jumbo Participant
Omotola Participant

Technical Credits
Ben Addelman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Samir Mallal Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Konono #1 Score Composer
Adam Symansky Producer
Afrikan Boy Score Composer
Olivier Alary Score Composer
Ravida Din Executive Producer
Annie Ilkow Editor
Marcel Jean Executive Producer
Fela Kuti Score Composer
Don Lobel Associate Producer
Gelile Marion-Gauvin Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nollywood Babylon
1. Welcome to Nollywood [5:47]
2. Industry Stardom [7:23]
3. A Garden Without a Gardener [6:47]
4. Violence in the City [6:51]
5. Wealthy Aspirations [8:05]
6. From Tradition to Modernity [11:40]
7. A Search For Salvation [8:39]
8. Liberty Films [6:59]
9. An Enduring Film Tradition [7:44]
10. Action! [3:54]

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