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„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.“

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Direction: Johannes Preuss

Script: Johannes Preuss

Original Title: Nollywood

Original Languages: German, English

Subtitles: English

Film Production Country: Germany

 

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