Winter Term 2023

Akin Omotoso Visit

On January 9, 2023, director Akin Omotoso visited Carleton to screen his recent film “RISE”, which tells the story of the Antetokounmpo brothers’ rise to NBA stardom from humble beginnings as Nigerian immigrants to Greece. Akin was warmly received by students and faculty, and over meals he shared intimately the challenges and promises of working in the film industry, how to reach for the projects that are most valuable to you, and his method of teambuilding and working with other people. The Africana Studies Program, along with the PEAR Department and International Film Forum sends its gratitude to Akin for his enthusiasm and knowledge, and is excited for another opportunity to welcome him back to campus.