The Role of Indigenous Films in Preserving Culture in Nigeria: An Appraisal of Nollywood Home Videos


An examination of the Nigerian society, discloses the challenge which the country’s cultural system faces. Daily, our moral and cultural values is being attacked by Western ideologies and culture. This is especially propagated in our media who set agendas for the society based on Western ideologies. This research thus investigates the role of film as a medium of communication in preserving culture using a detailed examination of the performance of the Nigerian film industry and its contribution in preserving the Nigerian culture. Findings from the study show that the Nigerian film industry has failed to preserve the great heritage of Nigerians. Finally the paper suggests that Nigerian film makers must strive in the preservation of our culture for easy identification in the world.