Storytelling Sustains the Nollywood Film Industry

Franco Sacchi tells the story of how, against all odds, Nigeria created the world’s 3rd largest film industry. Producing 40 to 50 independent films per week, Nollywood exists largely without foreign investment nor government aid. Many films are made within a matter of days for less than $10,000 and are the filmmakers’ primary means of supporting themselves and their families.

Filmmakers produce “stories about our people from our people” carrying on a tradition that is as old as communication itself. As Sacchi says, “The key to a healthy society is a thriving community of storytellers. The Nigerian community has proven this.”

Franco Sacchi: Welcome to Nollywood

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