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Why Nollywood MUST tell our History

 

Nigerian History as a subject,  does not exist, many years ago it was stripped from our school curriculum ; several generations have gone by and know next to nothing about anything that happened in this country.

We know little pre-colonial, colonial or post-colonial history. We know very little about the many coups, parties involved, why, and the effects. Aside from what our parents, uncles and aunts may have told us – which is just their side of the story, could be tainted by prejudice based on what they and their parents lost – there is nothing. This is wrong and dangerous. As the cliché goes, “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

So how can this be rectified? How can the younger generation learn these lessons, know these stories and avoid getting their information from hearsay, conjecture and ad hominem.

Movies have always been a way to bridge this gap. Those who don’t like to read or watch documentaries can always get into a well told narrative.  They can get engaged in a story well told while being informed about past events.

Watch the video below and see why these stories need be told.

 

The Art of Blocking and Visual Storytelling

So, I have been thinking about it doing it for a while and kept on procrastinating, and pushing it off. Waiting for the ideal time and the ideal topic and thoughts to do it, but i just took the plunge and made it ; my very first video essay. Even after making it I wondered if I articulated my thought well enough or passed across the ideas,was it long enough, did i use enough footage,did i talk enough about ………………. but then remembered Guy Kawasaki’s saying

“Dont wait for perfection. Life isn’t perfect.Do the best you can and ship”

So here it goes , this is me Ship-ing