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Films From Niger

At Bukoki, a quarter of Niamey in the scrap market an old man collects old jam and beer cans and old car batteries Back in his workshop, he melts them down and recycles them into pots, spoons and ladles, to sell in the market. ... Read more
'Hair Wars' —the 'black hair extravaganza of America'—has established itself as a Mecca for creative styling expression and fantastical hair creations. A working model of the solar system inside your crowning glory, anyone?! Hot Irons is outrageous testimony to the health of a massive ... Read more
In Bnkoki Niamey there is a market where craftsmen collect old trash to recycle Into useful and artistic creations. A ... fascinating documentary, this film observes such a craftsman in action. ... Read more
Set against the background of the burning plains of Northern Nigeria and the historic walled city of Kano, this is the story of Nigeria's growing exports of raw hides and skins to the western world. ... Read more
The Nigerian film industry - aka Nollywood - is booming. By shooting all films on digital video, the industry has compressed production schedules into a matter of days. Taking films directly to Lagos' Idumota electronics market and selling them as home videos has simplified the ‘distribution' ... Read more
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