Ocean of Safety
From Director Yusuf Misdaq comes a film to warm your heart.
It is an experimental art project 4 years in the making & is available to view by invitation only
with private screenings planned across planet Earth for the next 12 months
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MORE ABOUT THIS:
‘Ocean of Safety’ is an experimental art-film by British/Afghan multimedia artist Yusuf ‘Yoshi’ Misdaq. Utilizing & ‘re-mixing’ over 200 classic films & TV shows from England & America, the film is a philosophical, humorous & offbeat mosaic; a tapestry on the meaning of existence. It stars Michael Douglas as Humanity.
‘Ocean of Safety’ visits & explores traditional approaches to living & dying (focusing largely on classical Central-Asian & Far-Eastern philosophies, notably Sufism). Then, through the lenses of Michael Douglas, 80’s Hollywood and Western mainstream culture in general, it spotlights intersecting points of unity between the two. These are the tracks of harmony where both ancient, modern, East, West, secular, spiritual, man, woman & child all meet, converge… Warmly embrace.
Featuring the music of Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen & Shabazz Palaces, ‘Ocean of Safety’ is also a technical masterclass in the art of video editing & subtle sound design. The film took 4 years to create, beginning as a PhD thesis proposal before evolving organically over time. Film production began in earnest in 2010 & was completed in late 2014.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
During the production of this film, Yusuf Misdaq worked as full-time lead video editor for news organizations such as Democracy Now! in New York City & The Real News in Baltimore. [See Bio for more info.] He has also received an MA in Documentary Filmmaking Practice, from Royal Holloway University of London. ‘Ocean of Safety’ is his second feature-length film.
MORE ABOUT HOW IT’S SCREENED:
It is being screened by invitation only in an exclusively offline, community-oriented, (money-)free approach that combines Yusuf’s backgrounds in performance, design, video/installation art & documentary film. Expect candles, tea, intimacy, communal vibrations & inspiration.