Africa: Oscar Disqualification Sparks Push for Films in Native Languag – AuthenticAfrican

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[VOA] Nigeria's Oscar Committee is urging the country's filmmakers to use more native languages in their productions. This, after the U.S. Academy Awards disqualified a Nigerian entry in the International Feature Film category because the movie used too much English. While some in Nigeria's Hollywood -- known as Nollywood - support the idea of more native languages in films, others argue that non-English films limit their audience reach.