|Winners of the Muhammadiyah Arts Week Film Competition 2019. (Photo: Special)|
Not much documentation could be found if we wanted to know about the struggle of local Muhammadiyah figures, especially in Malang. It was Masluhatin or Mbah Dollah, one of the figures who was participation in sharing Muhammadiyah's philanthropic spirit in Dau District, Malang Regency.
The story of his service to the community was the background of the Bamboe.Films team which was led by students of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) to make a documentary film genre (or documentary drama). Mbah Dollah's philanthropic actions through his charitable endeavours made him remembered by the public.
The film produced by the student of Kine Klub UMM cinematography told the biography of Mbah Dollah. With the title "Charity, My Step", this film won the Muhammadiyah Art Week contest 2019 at the level of Muhammadiyah and Aisiyah Colleges in Indonesia at the Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto (13-15 / 08).
Mella Dwi Purnama, the producer of this film admitted that was interested in the figure of Mbah Dollah because of his perseverance in fighting for Muhammadiyah. This could be seen when the community around his residence who did not know Muhammadiyah did not want any figure who had the ambition to build Muhammadiyah in the area.
"At that time, there is a lot of pressure from the surrounding community. In fact, every night there is a stone basket filled with human waste which is placed in front of his house. However, with his perseverance, until now the community has always practised lessons from him, "said Mella who was a 5th-semester student of Communication Studies when interviewed on Monday (8/19) afternoon.
Not only this made the Bamboe.films team raised Mbah Dollah's sincerity, from various charitable endeavours he made, such as TK Aisiyah ABA 16 Dinoyo, Aisiyah Elementary School, Muhammadiyah 4 Junior High School, and also the Hizbul Wathon hermitage, he used to give alms and preach to the community.
The film directed by Jaka Teguh Nugraha became an opportunity as one of the Muhammadiyah figures that were rarely found today. Seeing these opportunities, Bamboes.Films would continue to distribute the film through festivals and alternative screenings.
"In our opinion, films should not only stop at launch. Instead of expiring in a storage area, it is better to join a competition or alternative screening so that the film can meet with its audience because the film and the audience are matchmakers, "said Mella. (Win)