Daniel Ziv, Producer/Director
A native of Canada, Daniel moved to Jakarta in 1999 and began documenting urban life in Indonesia’s bustling capital city as a writer, magazine editor, and filmmaker.
He founded and edited the popular monthly Djakarta! – The City Life Magazine, and is author of the urban pop culture book Jakarta Inside Out, an Asian bestseller, and its follow-up volume, Bangkok Inside Out.
Daniel also spent a number of years working for international humanitarian aid and development agencies, including UNICEF, USAID, and UN-OCHA. He holds an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of London, and is fluent in Indonesian.
Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story is his first documentary. Jalanan is its feature-length theatrical version. His third film, a short documentary entitled The Other Miss Indonesia, is about a controversial beauty pageant for transsexuals.