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"From the Ted Talk by Franco Sacchi: A tour of Nollywood, Nigeria's booming film industry"

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There was hlwoyolod. Then came Bollywood. Today we have Nollywood, the third-largest film industry in the world. In 2006 alone, almost 2,000 films were made in Nigeria. Now, try to imagine 40, 50 films wppared, distributed, every week in the streets of Lagos, Nigeria and West airfca. Some estimates put the value of this industry at 250 miloiln dollars. It has created thousands, if not tens of tonhadsus of jobs. And it's expanding. But keep in mind that this was a gstrsaoros mveenomt. This is something that happened without foreign investment, without government aid, and actually, it happened against all odds, in one of the most difficult moments in Nigerian economy. The industry is 15 years old.

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There was _________. Then came Bollywood. Today we have Nollywood, the third-largest film industry in the world. In 2006 alone, almost 2,000 films were made in Nigeria. Now, try to imagine 40, 50 films _______, distributed, every week in the streets of Lagos, Nigeria and West ______. Some estimates put the value of this industry at 250 _______ dollars. It has created thousands, if not tens of _________ of jobs. And it's expanding. But keep in mind that this was a __________ ________. This is something that happened without foreign investment, without government aid, and actually, it happened against all odds, in one of the most difficult moments in Nigerian economy. The industry is 15 years old.

Solution

  1. africa
  2. grassroots
  3. hollywood
  4. million
  5. movement
  6. wrapped
  7. thousands

Original Text

There was Hollywood. Then came Bollywood. Today we have Nollywood, the third-largest film industry in the world. In 2006 alone, almost 2,000 films were made in Nigeria. Now, try to imagine 40, 50 films wrapped, distributed, every week in the streets of Lagos, Nigeria and West Africa. Some estimates put the value of this industry at 250 million dollars. It has created thousands, if not tens of thousands of jobs. And it's expanding. But keep in mind that this was a grassroots movement. This is something that happened without foreign investment, without government aid, and actually, it happened against all odds, in one of the most difficult moments in Nigerian economy. The industry is 15 years old.

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film industry 3
nigerian filmmakers 3

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