In-Person Program, Film Series: Nigerian Cinema

Join us for a screening of two films about the dreams and realities of migration. In Entitled (2018; 5 mins.), director Adeyemi Michael portrays his mother, Abosede Afolashade, as she takes to the streets of Peckham, London, astride a horse and dressed in traditional Yorùbá ceremonial clothing. This short film provides a framework for Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) (2020; 1 hr. 56 mins.), the revelatory award-winning debut from codirectors and twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri. Eyimofe follows the stories of Mofe and Rosa who hustle to survive desperate conditions as they seek a better life promised by foreign shores. This screening opens the Whitney Humanities Center’s three-part film series celebrating Nigerian cinema, in honor of the Yale University Art Gallery’s exhibition Bámigbóyè: A Master Sculptor of the Yorùbá Tradition.

The screening will be held at the Alice Cinema (Humanities Quadrangle L01, 320 York Street). Space is limited.