Seventeen years after she left home, Emem, a budding writer, returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing grandmother. On this hilarious journey, she confronts her identity, finds love, faces loss, and discovers a story waiting to be told.
Written and directed by Iquo B. Essien, Back Home is an Editi Films production set in New York City and Nigeria in 2018.
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About the Writer & Director: Iquo B. Essien is a Nigerian-American writer and director. Her short film Aissa's Story was nominated for the 2013 Student Academy Awards, 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards, and won Best Student Short at the 2014 Africa International Film Festival.
Ms. Essien's films have screened in 14 countries worldwide, including at the Panafrican Film & Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the Durban International F ilm Festival, New York African Film Festival, and Zanzibar International Film Festival.
Ms. Essien received a B.S. from Stanford University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Her production company, Editi Films, is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.