Abudu wins Academy Museum role
Mo Abudu, CEO of Lagos-based production studio EbonyLife Group, has been appointed guest programmer at the esteemed Academy Museum in Los Angeles.
The Academy Museum will showcase a film series tagged Echoes of Africa from February 1 to 9 2024. Presented in partnership with the NAACP, it will showcase African stories on film and feature a collection of movies that weave together the tapestry of African experiences, triumphs, dreams and realities.
Abudu said: “It’s been a fantastic project and I’m thrilled to see it come to life with a brilliant selection of films from our continent.”
“From February 1 through 9, the Academy Museum embarks on a voyage through time, sweeping audiences into Africa’s diverse histories at pivotal junctures with Echoes of Africa,” a spokesperson for the Academy Museum said.
“From poignant narratives of unwavering love and resilience to gripping sagas of individual victory, Echoes of Africa presents a vivid mosaic of African perspectives, capturing the enduring resonance of its cinema.
“With spellbinding stories like The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999), Le Franc (1994), and Monangambé (1968), audiences can anticipate an enthralling cinematic odyssey that leaves them stirred, enlightened and intimately connected with Africa’s vibrant essence.”
The Academy Museum is a cultural institution located in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to the history and art of filmmaking. It serves as the official museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is responsible for the Oscars.