Eyimofe (This is My Desire)

Co-presented with the Nigerian American Multicultural Council

Q&A with directors Chuko and Arie Esiri and Producer Melissa O. Adeyemo

Nov 16, 2020, 04:00 PM Eventive Virtual Platform $10.00 Get Tickets

Co-presented with the Nigerian American Multicultural Council. Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Directors Chuko & Arie Esiri and Producer Melissa O. Adeyemo, moderated by HCAS Artistic Director Jessica Green.

Tragedy and fate intervene as two Nigerians in Lagos try to better the lives of their families. Eyimofe (This is My Desire) is a film about two people’s quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. After Mofe loses his family and Rosa fails to deliver on a promise, their travel plans collapse forcing them to reconsider living abroad. As time passes and wounds heal, they learn the future they desperately seek can be built at home.

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Country, Year Nigeria, 2020
DirectorArie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
WriterChuko Esiri
CastJude Akuwudike, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie, Tomiwa Edun, Jacob Alexander, Chioma 'Chigul' Omeruah
ProducerMelissa O. Adeyemo, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
LanguageEnglish, English Subtitles
Runtime110 MINS, SECS
GenreNarrative
SubjectUrbana
Event TypeFilm
Special Guests

Chuko Esiri

Arie and Chuko Esiri were born 30 minutes apart in Warri, Nigeria. Growing up in Lagos their mother would put a padlock on the TV in a misguided attempt to make them more studious. 20 years later both would enroll at film school. Arie graduated from Columbia University and Chuko NYU. During their time in New York they collaborated on a pair of short films; Besida which premiered at the 68th Berlinale, and Goose, at the LA Film Festival. Eyimofe is their first feature film.

Arie Esiri

Arie and Chuko Esiri were born 30 minutes apart in Warri, Nigeria. Growing up in Lagos their mother would put a padlock on the TV in a misguided attempt to make them more studious. 20 years later both would enroll at film school. Arie graduated from Columbia University and Chuko NYU. During their time in New York they collaborated on a pair of short films; Besida which premiered at the 68th Berlinale, and Goose, at the LA Film Festival. Eyimofe is their first feature film.

Melissa O. Adeyemo

Melissa is an independent producer and the founder of Ominira Studios, a global production and entertainment consulting firm. Melissa produces content by and about the global African diaspora, in the hopes of showcasing the complexity and expansiveness of black people’s lives in the dopest way possible. Melissa is currently working on her first documentary feature titled Dusty & Stones.  She is a 2020 IFP Cannes Producers Network Fellow and a 2020 Creative Producers Indaba Fellow. Her first feature, Eyimofe, premiered at the 2020 Berlinale Film Festival.

Melissa started her career in film on Spike Lee’s Inside Man and Steven Spielberg’s Munich. She graduated with an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and with a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University.