UNS — Another wonderful national achievement was made by students of Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta. This time around, the achievement was made by five students from the Communication Science Study Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) UNS under a production title ‘Afterglow Pictures,’ who succeeded in winning 2nd place in the Student Documentary category in Udayana Film Festival. The five are Aisyah Fithrotulhaq, Berlinrafa Nabila Kisworo, Ilman Abdurahman, Renata Listya Kusuma Wangi, and Syahrul Romadhon.

When interviewed by uns.ac.id on Monday (1/8/2022), Aisyah mentioned that the documentary film prepared for the competition entitled ‘Cengkerama’ and was encouraged by their interest toward the development of coffee shops and the phenomena of increased coffee consumption, which now become more casual. “Coffee is identical to free time and was usually consumed to release stress, especially during small talks and relaxing. Therefore, we are interested in covering the relationship between coffee consumption and social interaction,” she explained.

Aisyah also reveals that the film production for their creation is not easy. They faced various challenges, including time availability, lack of lighting as the filming was done during the evening following the site availability, the number of footage needed, and interview audio quality. “There was a time when we lost all the files saved in the camera, and we must film the footage again. But we are also happy because we have the opportunity to go sightseeing, meet with kind business owners, and learn a lot from them. They were so warm and welcoming during the filming,” explains Aisyah.

Outstanding! UNS Students Won 2nd Place in Documentary Film Competition Bali

Aisyah admits that she did not expect their team managed to win 2nd place in the competition hosted by the Department of Interest and Talent, Student Executive Board of Universitas Udayana Bali, considering that there were 365 videos submitted under all categories, with a total of 258 participants. With this achievement, Aisyah hopes that the documentary film can give an insight into how small actions in our daily life can have a huge impact on supporting human life.

Reporter: Erliska Yuniar Purbayani
Editor: Dwi Hastuti

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