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Crime goes to the movies: The case of Nollywood

Welcome to a seminar on the world’s second largest film industry! 

Still photo from a movie. A guy is talking to someone outside. You can see a girl in the back which is tied up and gagged.

From the film "Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo". Photo: Published with permission from Films from the South Festival.

The film industry in Nigeria, popularly termed Nollywood, is the world’s second largest film industry right after Bollywood, with Hollywood far behind on third place. Still, few people outside Africa have ever seen a Nollywood film. For the first time ever, Nigerian film will be in focus at the Films from the South festival, as a result of a collaboration with the research project MIGMA.

Two world leading researchers on Nollywood are invited to Oslo to speak on representations of crime in Nigerian film. Olauluwa will speak on how crime is portrayed as a threat to people’s everyday life, while Jedlowski will elaborate on how human trafficking and prostitution is represented in Nollywood.

 

Program:

  • Samuel Senayon Olaoluwa, Institute of African Studies in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

"Survivalist Cosmopolitanism and Cartographies of Crime in Nollywood"

  • Alessandro Jedlowski, University of Liège, Belgium

"Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Nollywood"

 

Erlend Paasche will be leading the seminar, which will be held in English.

There will be served some refreshments. All are welcome!

Published Nov. 2, 2017 2:56 PM - Last modified Nov. 8, 2017 10:01 AM