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Nollywood Babylon

Nollywood Babylon

| 1 h 13 min

Ce long métrage documentaire est une invitation à découvrir l’étonnante et méconnue Nollywood, soit l’industrie cinématographique du Nigeria, la troisième en importance au monde. Tourné à Lagos, ce film constitue une excellente introduction à la culture et au cinéma nigérian et dresse le portrait d’une influence économique et sociale qui va bien au-delà des frontières de l’Afrique.

  • director
    Ben Addelman
    Samir Mallal
  • producer
    Ben Addelman
    Samir Mallal
    Adam Symansky


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Ages 16 to 17

Diversity - Black Studies
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

Students will be exposed to cinema from various countries in order to compare the imagery, plot, symbols, etc. A local filmmaker can be invited to speak to the class about the realities of the industry and to answer students' questions. Students will also analyze Hollywood's portrayal of minorities and how it has (or hasn't) changed over time. More advanced students are encouraged to research the system of film distribution and marketing.

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