123. Mustafa Davis (Cinematographer/Filmmaker, California)

Mustafa Davis was born and raised in the Bay Area in Northern California. After attending college where I studied English and Photojournalism, Davis traversed overseas in search of ecstatic truth in art and independent stories to tell. Armed with his camera and a notepad he set out to find those obscure stories that he felt needed a voice. After nearly seven years of travel through Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, he ended up in Yemen where he met acclaimed German documentary filmmaker Stefan Tolz who was shooting his film “Adobe Towns – Shibam, Manhattan of the Desert.” Stefan took a liking to him and trained him in the art of documentary filmmaking.

Mustafa Davis directed Deen Tight, documentary about Islam and Hip Hop. Davis has filmed many other award-winning documentaries.



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