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Jeff Daniels: Life lessons on screen

  • Sara Veal

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 22 2009   /  10:05 am

Courtesy of Jeff Daniels“The moment I knew I wanted to make films for the rest of my life, was when I learned how to edit on a computer......And I put what was in my head on the screen. The first time I saw what was in my head on the screen, I cried,” says Jeff Daniels, a Melbourne-based filmmaker and high school teacher. Throughout the past decade, the 31-year-old has pursued this love for film in various ways, working as a researcher and assistant editor at New York production houses and teaching video production at a Melbourne high school, along with history.At this year’s Jakarta International Film Festival (JiFFest), Daniels presented his first full-length documentary, 10 Conditions of Love, which profiled Uighur human rights activist and prominent businesswoman — once the wealthiest entrepreneur in China — Rebiya Kadeer and explored her personal sacrifices throughout her ...