“Try to imagine a world where the only goal is food and shelter, but no stories. No stories around the campfire. No legends, no fairytales. Nothing. No novels. Difficult, eh? It’s meaningless. […] So this is what I really think. I think that the key to a healthy society is a thriving community of storytellers, and I think that the Nigerian filmmakers really have proved this.”
Franco Sacchi, Zambia-born filmmaker and director of This Is Nollywood, discusses Nigerian cinema and its boom in the global filmmaking industry—with its edge in storytelling and optimising available tools in the art of the moving image.
Do you have a favourite Nollywood film? Which ones?