ABDUL AMIN MOUSA is an award winning Independent filmmaker and educator. He was born and raised in Sierra Leone, where he completed his undergraduate studies at Fourah Bay College, and later pursued graduate studies at Howard University in Washington DC, USA.
Abdul has served as producer, director and editor in the Washington DC metropolitan area, working for media production companies including Discovery Communications, MCI WorldCom Multimedia, and Innovative Technologies, Inc. He has also served as freelance media practitioner for various organizations. Before joining the faculty of AUN, Abdul served as Director and Post-production editor for the African Magazine, a weekly television program on news, socio-economic, cultural, and educational events in Africa and the African Diaspora, broadcast by the mHz (Megahertz-Virginia Corporation for Public Broadcasting).
Winner of the prestigious Paul Robeson Award for Creative Excellence, Abdul was also Professor of Digital Filmmaking and Video production, at the Art Institute of Washington, Sanford Brown College and the Columbia School of Broadcasting in the United States.
Since assuming his role as an educator at the American University University of Nigeria, he has written three dramatic feature film screenplays. One is currently in pre-production. He has conducted a series of film and television production workshops and participated as Radio Production Instructor and Supervisory Producer of 52 literacy radio programs for TELA, Technology Enhanced Learning for All, sponsored by USAID and the Department of Communication and Multimedia Design at AUN. He has produced and Directed a documentary film for School of Arts and Sciences, at AUN, and served as Voice Over Narrator and Supervisory Editor for another documentary film, “Michika-Peace and Reconciliation: Oral History of Michika, Adamawa State, Northeastern Nigeria.”
He is currently engaged in the production of two documentary films: “A Story of Sierra Leone,” a three-part series about the historical development of Sierra Leone, and “The Wheelbarrow Boys,” a story about children who function as grocery carts in the Jimeta market in Yola, Adamawa state.