The Making of a Film Empire
How did Nigeria create the second largest movie industry in the world?
Nollywood began in Nigeria in the 1990s and has grown into the second largest film industry in the world in the number of films produced annually, behind only Bollywood and ahead of Hollywood. Emily Witt documents the shooting of a historic epic in the northern city of Jos, which is emerging after years of civil conflict and a brutal attack by Boko Haram. Can Nollywood, an organized chaos like Nigeria itself, become a global brand?