Nigerian Cinema, Fall 2022
Join us for a three-part film series celebrating Nigerian cinema in honor of the special exhibition of sculptures by Nigerian artist Moshood Olúṣọmọ Bámigbóyè on view this fall in the Yale University Art Gallery. To commemorate Bámigbóyè’s 50-year career, the films focus on themes of migration, identity, and the legacy of historic artworks and tradition in Nigerian society.
Entitled (2018, 5 min), directed by Adeyemi Michael, followed by Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), directed by Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri (2020, 1hr 56m).
These two films focus on the dreams and realities of migration. In the five-minute short Entitled, director Adeyemi Michael portrays his mother, Abosede Afolashade. She takes to the streets of Peckham, London, astride a horse and dressed in splendid traditional Yorùbá ceremonial clothing. This short film provides a framework for Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), the revelatory and award-winning debut feature from co-directors (and twin brothers) Arie Esiri and Chuko Esri. Eyimofe follows the stories of Mofe and Rosa who hustle to survive desperate conditions as they seek a better life promised by foreign shores.