Once Loved

Indonesia is the second largest contributor of plastic waste to the oceans in the world. Plastic which was originally made to make life easier for humans, has now become a threat to human life through its pollution to the environment and its role in the climate crisis. Meiki W. Paendong from WALHI West Java and Abdul Ghofar from WALHI National discussed the issue of plastic in Indonesia, both from the side of the government and society. Abah Widi, who is an elder from the Cireundeu Traditional Village, also told about the tragedy of the Leuwigajah landfill, the landslide disaster that occurred in 2005 which killed 157 people. There is no growing concern regarding waste and its impact if it is disposed of into the environment, so the government and the public must immediately realize this before it creates bigger problems in the future.

  • Climate Rangers Jakarta
    Executive Producer
  • Jesslyn Felicia
  • Samuel Febrian Adhitya
  • Abdul Ghofar
    Key Cast
  • Meiki W. Paendong
    Key Cast
  • Abah Widi
    Key Cast
  • Adriyanto Lesmana
  • Rivaldo Caesar Rio
  • Kelvin Lolinhandary
    First Assistant Director
  • Celivia
    Set Decorator
  • Adriyanto Lesmana
    "A" Camera Operator
  • Rivaldo Caesar Rio
    "B" Camera Operator
  • Kelvin Lolinhandary
    Aerial Camera Operator
  • Intan Ganie
    Sound Mixer
  • Jesslyn Felicia
    Boom Operator
  • Samuel Febrian Adhitya
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    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
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  • Once Loved Premiere by Climate Rangers Jakarta
    May 13, 2023
    Public Premiere
Director Biography - Samuel Febrian Adhitya

Samuel Febrian Adhitya is a uniquely skilled, aspiring filmmaker, specializing as a Director of Photography. With his background as an alumni in Vancouver Film School, he is passionate in his dreams of creating films that hit beyond the norms of the local expectations both visually and in storytelling in his beloved hometown, Bandung.

*Short Film
KPK Hakordia 2022 (2022) - Director of Photography, Colorist
Semesta (2023) - Director of Photography, Colorist

*Short Documentary
Once Loved (2023) - Director, Colorist

*Music Video
Beyond (2021) - Director of Photography, Colorist
Take Your Time (2021) - Director, Director of Photography, Colorist

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Director Statement

Many people are already aware of the existence of global warming, but they have not seen far enough the threat to human life. Through this film, Adhitya wants to help people understand and realize that this threat cannot be taken lightly. Everyone can take action to prevent global warming from getting worse by reducing the use of single-use plastics.