TSN documents the opinions about the authenticity of the African narrative in Nollywood films; a fast growing African film industry thought to be losing itself to the Western culture.
Produced by a young up and coming filmmaker of Nigerian/Cameroonian descent, Ihuoma Mambo Atanga (pictured), True Story Nollywood highlights various subjects of discourse surrounding the topic, among prominent Nollywood filmmakers and people based in her current city of residence, New York City, including renowned Nollywood director, Tunde Kelani.
Inspired by the great conversations and writings of prominent works like Chimamanda’s “Danger of a Single Story”, Wainaina’s “How To Write About Africa”, and Achebe’s “An Image of Africa”, Ms Atanga notes “I became more aware of a magnificent transitionary phase of African storytelling, from a biographical to an autobiographical state. Affordable film technology has enabled Africans to now write their own stories and broadcast it to the entire world through one of the most pervasive mediums - film. So people naturally expect that stories from Africans by Africans make up a definitive and true African story”True Story Nollywood examines the educated opinions, gossip, lies and truths behind the evolution and authenticity of Nollywood stories from the perspective of industry connoisseurs, Michael Nwaesi, Oliver Mbamara, Tunde Kelani, and a host of Nollywood film enthusiasts.
The viewer is sure to go through an array of mixed emotions as varying opinions are categorically spewed for the audience to critically ingest.
The TSN production team is an all female group consisting of co-producer Tarisai Gombe and cinematographer Olubusola Ajayi.
The below fifteen-minute documentary serves as a teaser and introduction to a much larger project due to be announced in the Autumn of 2013.
True Story Nollywood: The Trailer from TSN on Vimeo.
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