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MUM student wins first place in Iowa Motion Picture Association    Translate This Article
3 June 2008

On 3 June 2008 reported: The Iowa Motion Pictures Association's Award of Excellence in the Student Category was won by Maharishi University of Management student Amine Kouider. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of education.

Mr Kouider, who is from Algeria, chose his fellow countryman, contemporary artist Malek Salah, as his subject material.

The 13-minute documentary shows Mr Salah—who works in painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography—as he prepares for his first exhibition titled 'Majnûn Laylâ' for the new Modern Art Museum of Algiers, which is 'the first of its kind in the Arab world', according to the article.

While working, Mr Salah explains in French his creative process and credits the Transcendental Meditation technique, which he learned in 1977, as heightening his 30 years of continuing creativity.

The article stated, 'The film brings deep insight into Salah's world—his creative process, the information contained within his work, his relationship to his art, and through it, with the Algerian society.'

After being impressed with the documentary, Ken Chawkin of M.U.M. Media Relations encouraged Mr Kouider to add English subtitles to the film, which would then make it a contender for US competitions.

Mr Kouider also had the opportunity to show his documentary to film director David Lynch, who was visiting the students in the Communications and Media major on the M.U.M. campus.

Mr Lynch admired the way Mr Kouider showed Mr Salah's creative process and work.

Mr Lynch said about the documentary, 'I love that guy's work, I love that guy, I love what he says and I love the way you showed it.'

The article also noted, 'Amine Kouider is the second MUM student to attain the Iowa Motion Picture Association's top award in the student category. Two years ago, Geoff Boothby won for ''We are Theo'',' a 22-minute film.

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