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Africa's Narrative: Hollywood vs Africa

Hollywood as the biggest media platform in the world, and the most far-reaching, has for decades set the narrative for how we see people different from us. How we perceive those from countries we have not visited has mostly been shaped by what we have seen about them in TV shows and films from Hollywood.  How we see Germans, Koreans, Mexicans, Columbians from the one-note and...

Film,Television,Web Series

The Importance of Self-Narrative, Because Perception Matters

Narrative: A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events, presented in writing or drama or cinema, or as a radio or television programme. Cinema, for a little over 100 years, has been responsible for creating narratives about people; the one created by outsiders (White Hollywood about other countries, religions and cultures), and the one people...

Film

A Blind Spot Holding Back Indie Filmmakers in Nigeria

"Low budget films put a wall in front of you and only creativity will allow you to figure out how to get around that wall. The less money and/or resources you have the more you are forced to be creative" - Robert Rodriguez Nine out ten kids experienced this growing up. You are engaged in something; watching a great show, reading a great book or playing a video game, and just when...

Film

Nollywood, Not a Single Story - In 6 Short Films

Nollywood is kind of like the Australian bread spread, Marmite, which in its own commercials is conscious of its polarizing effect; while there are people who adore Nollywood and will defend it with their dying breath, there are those who still have their reservations and are dismissive of anything coming from it. Here are excerpts of comments left on previous S&A articles on...

Web Series

The Age of Web Series in Nigeria

There has been a small and growing change in the Nigerian motion picture and television landscape over the last 10 years. It started with the revival of the film culture as the era of Nollywood cinema began. Then short films started to emerge and be recognized as an indication of talent, much like a hit single for a new artist. Then, at some point, there was the emergence of the Web...