Through The Lens: Adeyemi Michael’s new short-film ‘Entitled’ explores immigration through the stories of his First-Gen mother

Nigerian/UK based filmmaker Adeyemi Michael is a visual storyteller, and a Grierson award-winning filmmaker, using his ethos as a Nigerian born and living in the UK to tell stories that touch not only on his culture but the interaction between where he comes from his current environment, he also focuses on highlighting the social interaction between people and the things going on around them. Adeyemi Michael, he’s released multiple shorts like ‘PAPA‘, ‘Stand Up For Africa‘, ‘Running The Line‘, and, is currently working on a feature documentary.

His new short film called ‘Entitled‘ released through Random Acts takes on a tale told by his mother about moving from Nigeria to Peckham in the UK, she talks about finding herself in a new country as an immigrant but still making the best of it while confidently staying true to her roots. She rides a horse dressed in traditional Yoruba ceremonial wear, Abosede Afolashade, as a first-generation immigrant proud of everything she’s become.

The film minimally immerses us into the streets of Peckham, visually fusing her Nigerian culture and Peckham’s environment creating a conversation on living with dual identities, a constant narrative faced by a lot of Africans living in foreign countries.

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.

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