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Director Kunle Afolayan, actress/singer Genevieve Nnaji and moderator Wendy Mitchell discuss the international rise of Nollywood at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

Viewing Nigerian movies is seen as a trip down memory lane, a virtual journey back home and group therapy for Africans in the diaspora.
Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.

Netflix Naija: creative freedom in Nigeria’s emerging digital space?

For Nollywood to fully compete at the global level, it should adopt a smart, proactive approach.
Elisabeth Moss stars in the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel. Universal Pictures

A brief history of invisibility on screen

Invisibility has been used to indulge fantasies of good and evil, level social critiques or warn of the dangers of power in the wrong hands.
Michelle Williams arrives at the world premiere of ‘All the Money in the World.’ Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Exploring the data on Hollywood’s gender pay gap

A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
A still from the 1946 classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’ National Telefilm Associates

What makes Christmas movies so popular

Holiday movies offer us a glimpse into how the world is could be, often in sharp contrast to our lives as they are. In that way, the annual act of viewing them is like a religious ritual.
President Trump prayed with two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Feb. 21, 2018 before a discussion on gun violence. On Sept. 9, 2019, he floated an idea to monitor people with mental illness. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

A plan to monitor the mentally ill? History of mental illness and stigma provides insights

To understand the panic about mass shootings and whether mental illness plays a role, it is important to look to the past. A history of stigma and fear contributes to people blaming mental illness.
Women have heart attacks too and can have different symptoms to men, like jaw pain, breathlessness or nausea, as well as the familiar chest pain. So why don’t we see this on TV? from www.shutterstock.com

According to TV, heart attack victims are rich, white men who clutch their hearts and collapse. Here’s why that’s a worry

It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.

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