In The Making, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction

After Migration: Calabria

Walé Oyéjidé, Jake Saner

Ikiré Jones


Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. is a multi-disciplinary artist. As a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and designer, he combats bias with storytelling. Using the vehicles of his brand Ikiré Jones and his project “After Migration”, he employs fashion as a medium to celebrate marginalized people. His designs have appeared in major motion pictures ("Black Panther", “Coming 2 America”), and exhibited in museums globally. He is a National Geographic Explorer, TED Fellow, Open Society Foundations Fellow, and member of the international multi-disciplinary agency MAPS. As an immigrant who spent his childhood on different continents, Walé has remained sensitive to narratives which illuminate the perspectives of outsiders. With every film, every frame photographed, and every length of fabric lovingly folded, he conveys the cultural gifts that foreigners bring. Walé's art is a reminder that, in some way, each of us has stood with hesitation outside a doorway while hoping to graciously be invited home.