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EDSA's English Movie Appreciation Community (EMAC) had held its routine agenda, movie screening, on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at the hall of PKM building, started from 7pm to 10pm. The movie screened was an Oscar's winning movie, The Imitation Game.
The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, was a biographical movie of Alan Turing, an English mathematician who encrypted the codes from Nazi in the World War II which was behind a machine called Enigma to end the war. Alan (Benedict Cumberbatch) was not alone in the process. He cooperated with four other mathematicians. He was considered strange and arrogant at first, but they got along after Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), the only female member of the team, taught him how to socialize. Alan made a machine which was named after his dearest dead friend, Christopher to help them crack the codes. The machine is now commonly known as computer.
The movie screening was attended by fifteen people. However, as it was getting late, there were only eight people left in the room for the discussion. We sat in a circle and discussed from how the movie was, the conflicts, to the moral values of the movie. A member of EMAC, Ahmada K. Fatih asked a question that triggered the discussion, "What kind of people are normal people? How do you perceive normal?" The head of EMAC, Yogie Arifin, answered that the word 'normal' itself was formed from the word 'norm'. Hence, normal people are the ones that always follow the rules. He continued, "It depends on our surroundings. For example, If you are gay in a group of gay people, then you are to be called normal." "So, it is as if we are so much defined by the society." Ahmada then concluded.
The members of the discussion agreed that the movie had taught them to think differently, to live out of the comfort zone, focus on their goal, and to brace themselves to be different, for being different is a way to make a change. Also, they have learned from the anti-social Alan Turing that, we can never live this quizzical, troublesome life individually. "Problems sharing may lead to knowledge gaining," Kharisma Setyawan commented.