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.

 

ASEAN’s top diplomats have reaffirmed the need to respect international law amid concerns over tensions in the South China Sea, where Chinese vessels have repeatedly violated other countries’ sovereign rights.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will shed light on the topic of sustainable city in connection with the development of Indonesia′s new capital city in his key speech at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2020.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in 2019 stood at 2.72 percent (yoy), which is within the Bank Indonesia′s target corridor for the last five consecutive years, the figure of which in 2019 is 3.5 percent ±1 percent.
The National Development Planning Ministry/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) highlighted numerous strategies to accomplish the average national economic growth of six percent in the National Medium-Term Development Plan 2020-2024.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) decided to maintain its forecast for Indonesia′s economic growth at 5.1 percent in 2019 and 5.2 percent next year despite an expected slowdown in the Asian economy.
Indonesia has been successful in influencing several nations to use palm oil-based biodiesel fuel, Deputy for Food and Agriculture Coordination of the Coordinating Ministry for Economy Musdalifah Machmud stated.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu