What Are Some Nollywood Movies?


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Some popular Nigerian films, often referred to as Nollywood films, include "One God, One Nation," "The Mirror Boy," "The Captivity of Zion," and "The Journey." Others include "The Dirty Girl," "Half of a Yellow Sun," "Heart of Sorrow, Soul of the Poor" and many more.

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Nollywoodmovies.com features a list of Nigerian films including new releases. Wikipedia.org also provides a page on Nigerian films. Since the 1960s Nigerian cinema has produced hundreds of films each year and ranks as the third largest film industry in the world, behind India and the United States, as of May 2015. Most Nollywood films address moral dilemmas faced by modern Nigerians and center around family life and related issues. However, recent advances in filming technology caused Nollywood film production to increase significantly in the late 1990s.

Nollywood films include both direct-to-video productions and films shown in cinemas. Most Nigerian films are produced by independent companies or by individuals with personal cameras and low budgets. The average direct-to-video Nollywood film is filmed in under one week's time. Nigerian films are viewed even in very remote areas in Africa. The documentaries "Welcome to Nollywood," "Good Copy Bad Copy" and "This is Nollywood" provide further overview of the Nigerian film industry.

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