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Links 1 through 3 of 3 by Latoya Peterson tagged cinema

Nollywood, the country’s phenomenally successful home-grown video film industry, makes little use of extras or props. Crews of as few as eight or nine people, with no special effects teams or lighting technicians, just turn up at places such as local markets or roadside slums, armed with little more than a small digital video camera.

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"The focus of Precious’ pain centers on her relationship with her abusive mother. In doing so, the film does not make the same formidable critique of patriarchy that The Color Purple does. While we are repulsed by the incest narrative, there is no Pa or Mister. who governs over Celie with an iron-fist. In his place is Mary, Precious’ cruel, welfare-dependent, African-American mother, whose very presence in the film conjures up stereotypes about deviant black motherhood that bloomed during the Reagan era in which the film is set."

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"The move comes after the Dutch Ministry of Justice on Monday decided not to prosecute him for inciting hatred of Muslims with his film denouncing the Koran."

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