Film + TV

Nollywood Babylon

When: Thu., Sept. 1, 7 p.m. 2011

Nigeria's home-movie industry, Nollywood, is the third largest in the world. This documentary captures the explosive energy, economic power, and cultural influence of the industry. The film drops viewers into the chaos of metropolitan Lagos' Idumota market, where, among the bustling stalls, films are sold and unlikely stars are born. Unfazed by low budgets, and sometimes propelled by religious agendas, enterprising filmmakers create brash B-movies where voodoo and Christian messages overlay with urban drama, echoing the collision of mysticism and modern culture that Nigerians experience every day. For more info, visit www.imamuseum.org.

Price: $5 Public, IMA members and students free

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