Immigration and the integration of migrants is becoming an increasingly important issue in the Western World. As we take this in the context of globalization, it is key to the debate to discuss the mediation of these factors and the sense of identity as migrants. Our own Tomi Idowu recently examined this with a short film focused on the African- American experience
Focusing on the Nigerian-British experience Adeyemi Michael’s short film, Entitled uses the single narrative of his mother. We see her ride through Nigerian London, Peckham on horseback in regal, iro, buba and gele.
The film premiered on Channel4’s short film vertical, Random Acts, where the synopsis reads:
What does the immigrant fantasy feel like? Adeyemi Michael reimagines his mother’s idea of moving from Nigeria to Peckham in Entitled, a short film about leaving your country of origin. Riding a horse dressed in traditional Yoruba ceremonial wear, Abosede Afolashade, a first generation immigrant, takes to the streets of Peckham.