Film industry in Nigeria threatened by piracy

Twenty years old, 'Nollywood' now ranks third in the world behind India's Bollywood and Hollywood.

Last updated: 22 Nov 2013 16:10
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Nigeria's film industry, known as "Nollywood", is producing about 250 films every month and has come a long way since it was founded 20 years ago.

It sounds like a lot but filmakers say they are still struggling.

Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Calabar in Nigeria. 


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