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Acclaimed US filmmakers to share perspectives with Indonesian audiences

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, February 6, 2014 | 04:30 pm

The US Embassy in Jakarta welcomed on Thursday two distinguished American filmmakers, Freida Mock and Richard Pearce, as part of the American Film Showcase (AFS) program.

Over the next two weeks, the filmmakers would meet with Indonesian film buffs in Java, Kalimantan and Sumatra to share their perspectives on American movies and to discuss their careers, according to the US Embassy in a release made available to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

During the visit, Mock and Pearce will lead interactive discussions, workshops, and master classes on cinematography, documentaries, film production, the film industry and film research and development.

Thirty-six AFS films, including Brooklyn Castle, Inocente, and Mock'€™s G-Dog, will be screened as part of the program.

The AFS program is a US Department of State cultural diplomacy initiative, which is supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the University of Southern California'€™s renowned School of Cinematic Arts.

US embassies bring award-winning American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts to audiences around the world through the AFS program.

The program offers foreign audiences the chance to see unique views of contemporary American society and culture in films made by independent US film directors.

A full schedule of the public screenings and information about the directors, as well as film trailers with Indonesian subtitles, can be accessed at jakarta.usembassy.gov/news/sp_afs-140121.html. (ebf)