The Crossover: Diasporic and Intercultural Film and Media

With multiculturalism reaching an all time high, it is only fitting that film and media be intercultural. People leave their home countries for many different reasons; reasons such as war, marriage, work, etc. But when leaving their homelands, these people tend to lose touch with most things relating to their country, such as what is now…

What is Nollywood?

‘Nollywood’ is Nigerian cinema. Nigerian cinema dates back as early as the 19th century in the form of the kinetoscope and has developed over the years. The first Nigerian cinema was the work of Geoffrey Barkas with his 1926 film ‘Palaver‘. More recent examples of Nigerian film include the 2013 drama film ‘Half of A Yellow Sun‘ by Biyi…

Globalisation

Horse and carriage to Jeep and Alfa Romeo. Radio to television. Written letters to typed texts. To think that we have gone from all being on slightly the same page and having similar ideas, to different countries advancing quicker than others. Some scholars believe that the origins of globalisation are to be placed in modern…