There Will be No Scene of Obama Salat
(27/05/10) After doing extensive conversation and receiving several
thoughtful considerations, with deliberation it has been decided
that the scene about little Obama doing salat will not be filmed in
Little Obama the movie. It has been considered to be politicized by
some parties, especially overseas, that it shifts the main theme and
the essence of this movie, which is a family movie that emphasize
hope and pluralism, as said by Damien Dematra, the Executive
Producer, Director, and Writer of Obama the Menteng Kid.
Until now, 27th May 2010, the filming of Little Obama the movie,
produced by Multivision Plus, has finished 75%. The production of
this movie is estimated to finish on-schedule, at 3rd June 2010, and
the production team is now working to present the movie on the
cinema earlier than its schedule, from the 17th June 2010 to 15th
June 2010, and hope that the movie will be in cinemas during
President Barack Obama visit in Indonesia.
This movie is part of the Celebration of Obama's Homecoming, and
supported by his childhood friends, former teachers, classmates, and
family in Indonesia.
Teaser of the movie can be seen at:
http://www.damiendematra.com/ on film section.
Pictures and video footage in this site
can be used for press purposes by stating
courtesy of Damien Dematra.