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Wisconsin Film Festival
May 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until May 20, 2021
The Department of African Cultural Studies is proud to sponsor Eyimofe (This is My Desire) as part of this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival.
Set in Lagos, Nigeria the film follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores.
A passport, photos and a visa form recurring elements. The characters’ misfortunes are part of their everyday life and they are sketching out the need to leave Nigeria at the same time. At the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, status, money, gender, skin colour and family structures are inextricably connected. The longing for another life is but one thread in this complex mesh, a promise that floats above things at once near and far away.
The annual festival takes place May 13 through the 20th.