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'What’s on her mind? What Nigerian female directors have to say about the experiences of women in Nigerian society'

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posted on 06.06.2022, 15:11 by Oghomwensemwen Adeyinka-Edward

Nigeria’s film and video industry, popularly known as Nollywood has grown to  become the second largest film industry in the world. In Nigeria, the film and video industry  is dominated by male filmmakers and has often been criticized for the negative portrayal of  women in films. In my research, I shine the beam on women directors in Nigeria and how  their films are either reinforcing or challenging stereotypes. I will be looking at what the  female directors have to say about marriage and relationships, motherhood, women in  domestic life, women in the workforce and social class in their films