US Cultural Envoy Discusses Film, Multiculturalism With Indonesian Youths

30 , 2011 | Source: ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - United States Cultural Envoy Mustafa Davis will visit Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Magelang and Palembang from September 22-October 1 to meet members of the media and local business leaders, and conduct workshops with Indonesian filmmakers, producers, directors and film communities.

Mustafa Davis is an accomplished Muslim-American American writer, director, and producer, according to the US embassy in a statement here on Saturday.

He is visiting Indonesia through the State Department`s "Cultural Envoy" program which connects American artists with foreign colleagues, as well as cultural and educational institutions, to exchange experiences and expertise.

Mustafa Davis will lead workshops on film production, the film industry, and film research and development, as well as, "Ethics in Filmmaking," "Getting The Shot - Cinematography" and other filmmaking-related topics.

In Jakarta, one of the free workshops will take place at @america, the U.S. Embassy`s premiere high-tech cultural center. Davis will also share his experiences as a Muslim-American filmmaker, whose work often focuses on the lives of other Muslim-American artists.

Film screenings will be free and open to the public among other things in Jakarta Kineforum, Saturday, September 24, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Yogyakarta TeMBI Rumah Budaya, Monday, September 26, 2011, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Magelang Syang Art space, Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 4:00 ? 6:00 p.m.; and Palembang Sriwijaya University, Friday, September 30, 2011, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Mustafa Davis was born and raised in Northern California, and attended the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios Hollywood. As a young adult, Mustafa traveled extensively overseas in search of truth in art and independent stories to tell.

He set out with his camera and a notepad to find those obscure stories that he felt needed a voice.

After establishing multiple production companies in the Middle East, Davis relocated to Hollywood, California in 2008 and founded the production company (Cinemotion Media).

Cinemotion Media produces feature documentary films (including the award-winning films Common Ground, Deen Tight and The Warm Heart of Africa) as well as music videos, commercials, educational films, corporate videos, and short films.

 

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