FPI and Primework Studios Collaborate to Produce Documentary
By Asmahanim Amir
Pix Shahiddan Saidi
BANGI, July 11, 2016 – The National University of Malaysia’s Faculty of Islamic Studies recently collaborated with Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd to produce a series of documentary.
Titled Ulama Nusantara, the 13 episode documentary, was said, will be jointly launched in Jakarta, Indonesia early August by Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak and Indonesian President, Joko Widodo.
“The data which were collected is invaluable as it not only discusses about various hypothesis on the spread of Islam, it also highlights the methodology used by ancient scholars to create a strong foothold in Southeast Asia,” said Chief Executive Officer of Primeworks Studios, Ahmad Izham Omar.
Meanwhile, UKM’s Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Prof Dato’ Dr Mazlin Mokhtar said the production of Ulama Nusantara is in line with UKM’s initiative to highlight studies and research pertaining to Islam.
He added that UKM welcomes collaboration with the industry as it is a way to ensure and create a sustainable process of knowledge transfer.
“The collaboration with Primeworks Studios is an example of a strategic partnership which not only showcases UKM’s expertise in research, it is also a way to make sure that the research results, which at times can be quite theoretical, be easily understood by laymen through an interesting documentary,” he explained.