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Directed by Chuko Esiri • 2018 • Nigeria
Directed by Chuko Esiri and produced by Arie Esiri, BESIDA is a short film shot in 2018 in Abraka, Nigeria, and influenced by both ethnographic film and film noir. Titled after a Nigerian personal name meaning “as destiny decides,” it follows the tenuous relationship and perilous fates of a brother and sister, Mudiaga and Besida. It was an official selection at both the Berlin Film Festival and the London Film Festival.