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Renowned filmmaker Mo Abudu curates “Echoes Of Africa”

This film series would offer a representation of African perspectives in Los Angeles.
January 17, 2024
9:28 am
Mo Abudu

Nigerian filmmaker Mo Abudu announced her recent appointment as the Guest Programmer for the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, in preparation for the 96th Academy Awards.


The Academy Museum, the official museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences responsible for the Oscars, will witness Abudu undertaking various roles, including hosting a series of screenings titled “Echoes Of Africa.”


Scheduled for February 1 to 9, 2024, this event will feature a captivating lineup of African films that explore diverse experiences, triumphs, dreams, and realities.


In collaboration with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), this cinematic journey promises to be a vivid mosaic of African perspectives.


The highlighted films include “The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun” (1999), “Le Franc” (1994), “Vaya Timbuktu,” “This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection,” and “Monangambé” (1968). The event aims to immerse audiences in the enduring resonance of African cinema.


Mo Abudu emphasized the significance of “Echoes Of Africa” as a vital connection to the African narrative, describing it as an enthralling cinematic odyssey that guarantees to leave viewers stirred, enlightened, and intimately connected with Africa’s vibrant essence.


This appointment serves as a testament to the impactful contributions of Nollywood filmmakers on the global stage. Additionally, the Academy’s invitation to Nigerian talents, including actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, to participate in voting further underscores the increasing recognition of the Nigerian film industry.


As anticipation builds, the 96th Academy Awards are set to take place on Mar. 11, 2024.


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