The Film Industry Bollywood And Surpassing Hollywood Essay

1519 Words Dec 9th, 2016 7 Pages
Nigeria is known as one of the fastest growing countries and most populous nation in Africa. It’s located in western Africa on the edge of Gulf of Guinea. Another thing that is growing in Nigeria is their film industry, Nollywood. Nollywood is known as the second largest film industry in the world, right behind the India film industry Bollywood and surpassing Hollywood. The Nigeria film industry dates back to 1960s when Nigeria gain their independence. However, it was in the 1990s when Nollywood started to boom. Although Nollywood is growing few people from the United States can say that they watch a movie produced in Nigeria. Even if they had watch a Nollywood movie ,they won’t appreciate it as much as a person from Africa. It may be known as the second largest film industry in the world but that doesn’t mean that their film budget is huge or the actors get paid more. The term "largest film industry" only means the number of movies made. The difference between Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood, is that Nollywood can film a whole movie, with a low budget and in a shorter period. Many aspiring film producers with a video camera that lives in Africa can film a Nollywood movie and release it if they wanted to. Despite all of this, Nollywood rising success is due to its cultural impact, distribution, image, and its rapid growth. Since its emergence, Nigeria films is known to establish diversity and its themes are not afraid to explore African culture. Although Nollywood…

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