Undergraduate DegreeShow 2019

Welcome to the Vimeo Channel for the Undergraduate Degree Show of the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA).


Ukir is a short film over two minutes long set in Bali, Indonesia. It follows a woodcarver named Opa while he carves his final piece. His unconscious decision is portrayed through shadow puppetry and is left ambiguous for the viewer to interpret. This short takes an experimental and cinematic approach, revealing and celebrating an aspect of the Balinese lifestyle, deeply infused with religion and art. The overarching theme of the short is the impact of Western colonialism and tourism on Balinese culture, namely on woodcarving, which resulted in the corruption and abatement of the latter over the past decades. A group project created by Camiller Lauras, Lucas Ferreira Ribeiro and Gil Terra.