Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)

Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)
Directed by Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri 
(Nigeria, 2020, Digital)

This revelatory debut feature from twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri is a heartrending and hopeful portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria. The story traces the journeys of an electrician and a hairdresser dealing with family issues as they pursue dreams of starting new lives in Europe. Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) won Best Director and Best Nigerian Film at the 2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.

Special thanks to community partners Houston Cinema Arts Society; Houston Museum of African American Culture; and Nigerian American Multicultural Council of Houston.

Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)

Directed by Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri
(Nigeria, 2020, 116 minutes)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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