Thursday, March 22, 2018
Prof. Jonathan Haynes Presents His New Book on Nollywood at the 2018 iREPRESENT Documentary Film Festival
The famous American scholar known for his writings on the sociocultural phenomenon of Nollywood and film studies, Prof. Jonathan Haynes spoke on the emergence of Nollywood from the first Igbo language Nollywood hit movie, "Living in Bondage" of 1992 and the first English language Nollywood movie, "Glamour Girls" of 1994 at the 2018 iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival going on from March 22-25, at the Freedom Park on Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
His comprehensive book, Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres was officially presented with special acknowledgment of important contributors to the sustainable development of Nollywood.
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He also met Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher and Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series who started writing on Nollywood in 2006 with THE BEST OF NOLLYWOOD for the Black Filmmaker magazine published in the UK.
One of the first books on the intriguing home videos was, Nigerian Video Films edited by Prof. Jonathan Haynes and published in 2000 when the name of Nollywood never existed. Haynes has noted that the generalisation of the Nigerian video film industry as "Nollywood" obscured the Hausa language genre popularly known as "Kannywood", a coinage that was formed before "Nollywood".
Haynes called Nollywood, the Lagos based Nigerian film industry in "Nollywood in Lagos, Lagos in Nollywood Films" published in 2007 by Project MUSE on