Nollywood in Switzerland. A look at the transnational dimensions of Nollywood-inspired filmmaking

Mooser, Sandra (2013). Nollywood in Switzerland. A look at the transnational dimensions of Nollywood-inspired filmmaking. Tsantsa, 18, pp. 34-44. Seismo

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The Nigerian video film industry known as Nollywood forms one of the world’s biggest entertainment industries today. In its stories, Nollywood reflects the values, desires and fears of African viewers and shows them new postcolonial forms of performative self-expression. In that way, it has become a point of reference for a wide range of people. As such, it not only excites a large number of viewers inside and outside Nigeria but also inspires some of them to make their own films. This nascent phenomenon of Nollywood inspired filmmaking is the starting point of my doctoral thesis and this article. By applying the methods of shared anthropology and performance ethnography I study a group of African migrants making their own film in Switzerland.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Mooser, Sandra

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1420-7834

Publisher:

Seismo

Submitter:

Sandra Rita Mooser

Date Deposited:

11 Apr 2014 11:27

Last Modified:

11 Apr 2014 11:27

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/48341

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