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Nollywood points to a future for African film

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The New York Times has dubbed Nigeria's home-grown film industry Nollywood. The films tell highly dramatised tales of rituals, religion and riches, lust and love, polygamy and poverty.

They're shot on video in just a few days, for a budget of under 10 thousand dollars, and then they're distributed and watched on cassette and CD all over the continent and beyond.

Eniwoke Ibagere goes on set to meet members of one of Lagos' leading film families, to find out what the future of Nollywood looks like.

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04/08/2004

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