And these images are meant to trick you, but they're also only halfway between reality and fiction. Nigeria's 'Nollywood', despite its low budgets and straight-to-DVD production, is one of the highest production film industries in the world. Its themes, like the images in this book, are often upernatural and melodramatic, with vampires, militants, and undead children. But though these images star Nigerian actors costumed with help from Nollywood makeup artist Gabazzini Zuo, they aren't photodocumentary--they're constructed filmic tableaux. Accompanied by essays by Chris Abani, Stacy Hardy, and Zina Saro-Wiwa (daughter of famed activist Ken Saro-Wiwa), Nollywood aims to unsettle viewers with their own preconceptions, and look deeper into a complex society often stereotyped in Western media.