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Nia Dinata: The power of cinema

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 18 2009   /  02:07 pm

For Nia Dinata, inspiration for her work can come from anywhere and at any time. Born Nurkurniati Aisyah Dewi in Jakarta on March 4, 1970, Nia never runs out of inspiration. She is known as a young and creative film director and film producer. Formerly an apprentice reporter at a private television station, Nia began her career as a film director by making video clips and commercials. Nia is a mass communication graduate of Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Then she took a course on film production at New York University. She first fell in love with cinematography as a university student. "When I was studying at the university, I was exposed to the diversity of the world of cinematography and I could feel the *power of cinema', which can inspire a person, shape his opinions and change the course of his life," she said. Although she was not born into a family ...