The Cats of the Faculty of Biology
Universitas Gadjah Mada's Faculty of Biology is home to a wide variety of creatures, chief among them being the cats who inhabit its buildings and woodland area. Though once abandoned, these cats now bring colour and life to the campus, forming a bond with students and providing them companionship and stress relief throughout their studies. We spoke to Rury, a lecturer who also cares for the cats, about the indelible mark they have left on the faculty, as well as two students, Ani and Andra, who discuss the impact cats have on students' mental health and why safeguarding them should be a priority.
ANIMAL LOVER AND LECTURER INTERVIEWED
DIRECTED AND SHOT BY
Joaquim Baeta & Lelly Marliana
Ani Fitriyani & Andra Carel Nicolla
STUDENTS SHOWN FEEDING CATS
Dwi Indahning Rohmah & Ignasia Margi Wahyuni
Cat line drawing by Nitinan Chumdavong; https://www.vecteezy.com/video/6671447-single-line-drawing-of-a-sitting-cat-there-is-a-copy-space-for-your-text; Vecteezy license
"accordion melody 17" by PhonosUPF; https://freesound.org/people/PhonosUPF/sounds/485810; CC0
"Accordion-music-clean" by eyenorth; https://freesound.org/people/eyenorth/sounds/482213; CC BY 4.0
"Beware of the Cow" by 1st Contact; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/1st-contact/single/beware-of-the-cow; CC BY 4.0
"Sinking Feeling" by Jesse Spillane; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/Art_of_ Presentation/Jesse_Spillane_-_Art_of_Presentation_-_08_ Sinking_Feeling; CC BY 4.0
"Minor Obligation" by David Dellacroce; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/david-dellacroce/relatively-unobjectionable-melodies/minor-obligation; CC BY 4.0
"Solo Guitar For Unheated Leftovers" by David Dellacroce; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/david-dellacroce/single/solo-guitar-for-unheated-leftovers; CC BY 4.0
"Meaningless Rich World" by Dilating Times; https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dilating_Times/a-guitar-in-a-bedroom/meaningless-rich-world; CC BY 4.0
Recorded with Canon 60D, RØDE NTG4+
Edited with Kdenlive
Sound mastered with Reaper
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