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Cinemata Big Screen Digital Natives – Jiwa Pendidik (The Soul of a Teacher) + Shitpost + Dogs + Doble Kara: Online Influencer + The Secret Band of Thebes

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2023 (Day 3)
  • 19:00 – 20:45 hrs (GMT+7)
  • CMU Art Center – Theater
The ‘Digital Natives’ screening attempts to show how the internet affects the current generation of young people. Five short films from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines highlight the diversity and complexity of today’s online youth.

Jiwa Pendidik (The Soul of a Teacher)

Malaysia / 2022 / Documentary / 21 mins

Directed by Rahmah Pauzi

How does a veteran teacher help prepare the first batch of pandemic online learning students to sit for the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) exams in the under-resourced Perimbun Secondary School?

Shitpost (Trailer)

Indonesia / 2020 / Fiction / 14 mins

Directed by Wimar Herdanto

Zakaria, a motorcycle freestyler, is confused when his much younger girlfriend Nurul forces him to become a YouTuber.

Dogs (Trailer)

Malaysia / 2020 / Fiction / 16 mins

Directed by Andy Darrel Gomes

A young couple, Nigel and Mei, started dating when Nigel was in quarantine for chicken pox. The time spent with Mei reminds Nigel of the days before his confinement. Nigel’s disease reminds Mei of a fond childhood memory. Like Pavlov’s dogs salivating at the bell and not the food, they fall in love not with each other but with each other’s predicaments.

Doble Kara: Online Influencer (Trailer)

Philippines / 2022 / Fiction / 10 mins

Directed by Johner E. Zulueta

Pampered and spiteful teenager Kara will do anything to be noticed by famous influencer @ChattyCathy and become the next big online star – even if she has to pretend to be a perfect lifestyle and productivity guru and endure living with her estranged workaholic sister.

The Secret Band of Thebes (Trailer)

Philippines / 2022 / Documentary / 19 mins

Directed by Augustine

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, CODY’s nude photos and masturbating videos leaked online. How was he able to cope?

Presented by Cinemata in partnership with Friends Without Borders Foundation with support from CMU Faculty of Fine Arts, Media Arts and Design, CMU Art and Culture Center, and DS Young Filmmaker.

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