Torino Film Festival

Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri – This Is My Desire #TFF38

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Observing and humanizing migration.

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12 min. and 5 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri, directors of the film This Is My Desire. 

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A conversation with Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri, directors of This Is My Desire from the 2020 Torino Film Festival. In this interview, they share the motivations that drive their filmmaking. They also talk about how they wanted to humanize the theme of migration via their work, the importance of observation in their process, the reason behind their shooting This Is My Desire on 16mm film and more.

This Is My Desire: Mofe and Rosa live in Lagos. He works in a factory; she is a hairdresser. They want to emigrate in the hope of finding a better life abroad than the one they have in Nigeria. But destiny seems to thwart their plans and when their dream evaporates, they are forced to reconsider the possibility of constructing their longed-for future at home. From Nigeria, a powerful debut in which drama, but also patience and the ability to come up with solutions, take on the form of daily life.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
  • Interviewee role
    Directors
  • Film title
    This Is My Desire
  • Festival section
    Official Competition
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