Obama the Menteng Kid (Obama Anak Menteng in Indonesian), a film depicting US President Barack Obama's early childhood in Indonesia, premiered in Jakarta on June 30 to an audience of Indonesian celebrities, politicians and US Ambassador Cameron Hume. The film opened to nationwide release the next day on July 1.
Sunday, August 8 saw the release of the official trailer for the long-awaited feature film MOOZ-lum: The Movie. Written and directed by Qasim "Q" Basir, starring Danny Glover, Nia Long and Evan Ross, it promises to be a ground-breaking film about the American Muslim experience.
This summer, award-winning director Nayla Al Khaja, chief executive officer and producer of D-7 Motion Pictures, and a plethora of foreign collaborators from eight different countries will shoot the first ever Emirati Indian cross-cultural film Mallal, meaning bored in Arabic.
The Dark Knight boldly deconstructs and resurrects the superhero movie, confidently allowing the comic book genre to soar beyond superficial assumptions and transcend new heights as a legitimate, epic, philosophical narrative.
As most “Star Wars” fans know, director George Lucas took spiritual elements, which are common in most major world religions to create his epic saga of good vs. evil. As a Muslim, I always thought of the “Jedi” as what a true follower of Islam should be like.