Vast members of the society often visualize college students majoring in Business as those born with a silver spoon in their mouths, living through few trivial hardships and having the privilege to take up their parents’ business(es) without having to start from scratch. This stereotype has been etched in the modern way of thinking and culture for quite some time. Little do people acknowledge and know about the perseverance of entrepreneurs through ups and downs on their way to success.
This is what inspires Michael “MJ” Jonathan, the film director, to work along with several Universitas Prasetiya Mulya’s alumni and the Student Association of Slavic Studies in University of Indonesia (IKASSLAV FIB UI) to create a short cinematographic masterpiece which revolves around the idea of entrepreneurship, love and culture, titled The Dreams Must Go On. These parties wish to cease the above-mentioned stigma foreshadowing ‘young bosses’ through this film.
Inspired by the true story of several Universitas Prasetiya Mulya’s alumni whose wishes are to build and save the nation’s economy, this film tells the story of a final year undergraduate student majoring in Business, Viktor, and his friends Arif and Tigo. Not to be missed out, the movie also portrays the love story of Viktor and Dela, a student majoring in Literature in a neighboring city. This film is present to convey a message that the journey of these young businesspersons is not all sunshine and rainbows and therefore, it is hoped that these characters can inspire millennials to become future entrepreneurs despite of the difficulties they may face, and stresses the importance of having dreams and goals as a powerful weapon to face against rejection and failure. As stated in KINCIR, this film also aims to overcome and counter the cultural propaganda often present in the movie industry. Differences in educational backgrounds, characters and habits play a huge role in entrepreneurship and this film highlights the importance of seeking unity in diversity.
The film leaves behind several moral messages and food for thought; it encourages the emergence of young entrepreneurs, prompts us to be smart against cultural propagandas, reminds us of the pros and cons of love, emphasizes that at times it is not similarity which unites us but instead is diversity, and lastly, rise no matter how many times you fall as ‘the dreams must go on’.
Source: KINCIR, hipwee