by Tyler Cowen
on July 6, 2006 at 6:45 am
3000 Nigerian films, rentable in the United States (only), using the Netflix model. You can learn more about Nollywood here. Recommendations are welcome if you have them…
3,000 how-to films (everything from dog-grooming to kayak building to sailing to woodworking to training for strongman events), rentable in the US and Canada, here
A few years ago, I rented numerous (i.e., at least 8) Nigerian videos from a small grocery store. Many of these films had a “horror” vibe wherein the practice of indenginous, tribal religions would unleash all sorts of havoc on practitioners and their families. The ultimate solution usually involved Christian intevention. Most of what I saw was not all that interesting. The dramatic films I watched were equally didactic and pedestrian.
If someone has a list of what is considered the “best of class,” I would like to see it. I did not have much luck my own.
I admit I didn’t like Nigerian movies so much, because the action was predictable and they weren’t catchy. I guess I’m too used to seeing American videos and all. But if you try to fit in the story, they’re didactic, as Rodney well said.
Dirk Augustine – Affiliate Network manager
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