Friday, June 22, 2012

Nollywood and Film Making in Nigeria



Lagos June 7, 2012- After five years of incubation the much anticipated book by international Audio /Visual Consultant/Filmmaker Madu C Chikwendu is ready for release. Titled "Filmmaking In Nigeria: The History, Ideology, Technique and Aesthetics of Nollywood".

This is a three hundred page book that combines the history of Nollywood with the
methodology of practical filmmaking in Nigeria. It integrates key ingredients of a “how-to-do-it ‘book with a detailed analysis of the thematic preoccupations with a comprehensive examination of the historical background of the industry.

According to the publishers Messrs Robert Williams & Company:

This would be the first academic study by a practitioner. Most of the books on Nollywood have been written by two categories of people, Journalists and foreign scholars. The author has been part of Nollywood since the heady days of Living in Bondage and Circle of Doom and has been a living witness to the most significant events that have occurred in this phenomenal industry.

"I deliberately chose to be analytical and historical in my approach. It is an attempt to codify the practice and methodology of what may be arguably the single most important African cultural phenomenon of the 20th century.To grow to this level ,the industry must be getting something right.This is what I have tried to capture," said the author Mr. Madu C Chikwendu.

~ By Olusegun Azeez (+234 1 8975887)

NB. Madu C Chikwendu is presently Regional Secretary (Western Region 1) Federation Pan Africaine des Cineastes FEPACI, Johannesburg South Africa, the umbrella body for all African filmmakers and is also Nigeria / ANCOP representative at International
Federation of Film Producers Associations FIAPF based in Paris, France. FIAPF is the global body representing film Producers. Madu is a board member of Association of Nollywood Core Producers ANCOP.

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