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American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.1, No.2, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: Apr. 10, 2015
Nigerian Video Films as Effective Tool for Social Transformation: A Critical Appraisal of Fola-Toro
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[01] Uchechukwu C. Ajiwe, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
[02] Sylvia Okwuosa, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
[03] Samuel O. Chukwu-Okoronkwo, Department of Mass Communication, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.
As an essential means of societal transformation, the film medium readily volunteers itself as a platform for the investigation of human conflicts that recur in various societies. Unarguably, the operators of the Nigerian video film industry – Nollywood – have assiduously worked to adjust certain social orientations through their portrayal in video films of the social, political, economic and cultural specifics that define the Nigerian people’s existence. Therefore, this paper adopts a sociological approach of methodology to examine the effects of these efforts on the Nigerian audience; and offers an exhaustive interpretation of the artistic use of visual elements employed in the video films under study.
Film, Film Technique, Nollywood, Semiotics, Social Change
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