Mo Asumang (Entertainer, 2010)
Mo is an acclaimed filmmaker, actress and moderator. Born in Kassel, Germany to a Ghanaian father and German Mother, she studied visual communication in Kassel, and then attended the Berlin classical singing at the university of the arts.
A proud winner of AYF Awards for Best Diaspora Entertainer 2006 in Germany, Mo has been working since 1996 as a TV moderator in Germany. She further took on a successful career as producer, writer, actress, and film director. In recent years Mo has dedicated her many talents and her energy to creative activism in the field of racism.
In her previous movie “Roots Germania” (directed and produced by Mo Asumang, 2007) Mo was able to solve a trauma caused by racism; She undertook a journey to discover her roots and her identity, facing her African father in Ghana, her White German Mother in German, and Jürgen Rieger, the head of the neonaziparty NPD. The catalyst of this journey, a threat over her life received by the NeoNazi Band “White Aryan Rebels”, becomes a poignant tool for self discovery and a sharp reflection to matters of racism in Germans society of today.
“Roots Germania” was nominated for Germany's most popular TV Prize the “Grimme Award” and within one year was shown 15 times on TV, receiving 60 articles in its first week showcase, and shown in several film festivals in Germany and Africa.
Mo's quest for social justice is not by chance.
At the age of 5 weeks Mo was sent to an orphanage, and then raised by foster parents and her white grandmother. From this early period and on, the color of her skin has impacted her and has made the issue of racism deeply entrenched in her live.
In 2007 Mo Asumang was selected as one of the leading figures and activists in Germany for issues of social integration and Intercultural affairs.