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RMIT MASTER OF MEDIA
The short documentary film 'Dance' is a collaborative media project by a group of four: Lynn Fu, Enisa Muranovic, Minh Ha and Sandi Prasetyaningsih, as the final submission for CMP, Master of Media, RMIT University, Semester 1, 2018.
The film was conceptualized, developed and produced over the course of 12 weeks, parallelly to the introduction and practice-led research of documentary filmmaking. The course, Collaborative Media Project, was led by Claire Jager and Helen Gaynor, who supervised the development and production of our project and gave appropriate advice and guidance.
The production of 'Dance' is our first ambitious attempt at documentary filmmaking, which is not only celebrated as a completed media product but also as a fruitful learning experience. It offers us an opportunity to explore, experiment, reflect and learn about the making process, by which we gain a profound understanding of the practice.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the ones who contributed to this project and helped us with the production.
'Struggling with depression, Lowell demetita, an enthusiastic urban dancer, confronts his emotional state and comes to an acceptance of himself through the art of body movement.'
Lowell Demetita, a 27-year-old urban choreographer and dancer – reveals his struggle with depression. He expresses the feeling of uncertainty and nothingness which he experienced during his teenage years, grappling with the difficulty in finding a purpose and motivation to move forward in life. He shares his experience to the world by recreating his darkest feelings through choreography. Although he wins a dance competition with the performance, he cannot escape the gravity of depression, and helplessly falls back into it. Eventually, his passion lights the way out of this darkness and gives him a mode by which he can express himself through the freedom of body movement and accept himself for who he is.
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