Judging by the trailer of the new Adam Sandler movie “Blended”, Hollywood is still very much in the business of stereotyping Africa and Africans. Well, two can play at that game. Moonshine is the drink of choice in America, isn’t it?
As South Africans go to the polls, “Miners Shot Down”, a new film about the Marikana mine massacre (in which 112 miners were shot by police and 34 died), is screening around South Africa. The timing couldn’t be worse for the ANC.
If you’re one of Nollywood’s millions of fans around the world, you can’t fail to have read one of the sensational headlines in the blogosphere and Nigerian media earlier this year: “Nollywood now producing blue films”, “From Nollywood to Pornllywood”.