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Morocco’s Mounia Aram Wins the Cultural Innovator Award in Animation in LA

Written by FDM

Moroccan Mounia Aram has just won the Cultural Innovator Award at the Black in Animation Awards Show, an event that rewards diversity in the world of animation cinema.

She received this award from a prestigious jury, alongside professionals from Disney, Netflix, Nickelodeon, and large structures.

This is a consecration for Mounia Aram, a Franco-Moroccan who makes her way in the restricted environment of animation. Her goal is to develop animation cinema in Africa and create opportunities in the region.

She has just been dedicated to the Black in Animation Awards Show for her efforts and all of her hard work. Her commitment is certain: she wants heroes made in Africa to inspire children, young people, and adults around the world.

The jury was made up of big names in the animation industry such as Camille Eden VP of Recruiting and Talent Development at Nickelodeon, Nicole Rivera, Vice President, Original Series Development of Cartoon Network), Lynne Southerland Director / Showrunner, Sidney Clifton, EP at Jim Henson & Deluxe Animation, Supervising Producer, BWA Studios, Carl Reed (President, Lion Forge Animation), Jinko Gotoh (Producer, Netflix), and Marlon West (Head of Effects, Disney).

Mounia Aram, born in Casablanca, originally from Agadir and raised in Trappes (Yvelines, France), is an animation specialist with nearly 20 years of experience in this industry. After studying oriental languages at INALCO – Paris, she had the opportunity to join ShoPro Entertainment, a company specializing in Japanese animation based in San Francisco.