SNEAK PEEK // Bravo, Burkina!
- Sun, Jan 14
Director: Walé Oyéjidé Run Time: 64 min. Release Year: 2023 Language: Italian
Starring: Aissata Deme, Alain Tiendrebeogo, Hafissata Coulibaly, Mousty Mbaye, Noël Minoungou
A Burkinabé boy flees his village and migrates to Italy where he finds success in the world of fashion. When later disillusioned by heartbreak, and haunted by memories of home, he travels through time in hope of regaining all he has lost. Filmmaker, Walé Oyéjidé, is the founder of Ikiré Jones and After Migration where he employs fashion design as a vehicle to celebrate the perspectives of marginalized populations. This 2023 release screens in tandem with the Portland Art Museum‘s exhibit on African Fashion.
Walé Oyéjidé is a director, writer and designer who dispels bias with beauty. His brand Ikiré Jones employs fashion to celebrate the perspectives of marginalized people. His designs have featured prominently in major motion pictures (Black Panther, Coming 2 America) and have exhibited in museums around the globe.
Oyéjidé is a Sundance Feature Film Fellow, National Geographic Explorer, TED Fellow, Open Society Foundations Fellow, and Google Image Equity Fellow. His documentary After Migration: Calabria is streaming on Criterion Channel.