With her final undergraduate project, Webster University media communications student Aizhan Tuganbayeva had the chance to show her work in the medium’s most historic setting.
Tuganbayeva presented her feature film, Sin In Emotions, at Vienna’s Breitenseer Lichtspiele cinema, which is Austria’s oldest operating movie theater and considered the oldest continuously running cinema in the world. Tuganbayeva is completing her degree at Webster’s Vienna campus.
With the public premiere of her senior-overview project, the talented student from Kazakhstan impressed and surprised her audience. Friends, family, colleagues, collaborators, actors and supporters, and Webster faculty and administrators experienced a highly advanced production that investigates the variety of human mental states.
Based on studies by American psychologist Paul Eckman, a pioneer in classifying and describing basic emotions, the film shows stories that allow a deeper insight into what we call emotions and what they mean for us. Divided into 15 separate segments, Aizhan’s production is a journey into a life of colorful feelings.
Media professor Holger Lang, Tuganbayeva’s supervisor for this project, arranged screening at the cinema, which has operated continuously since 1905.
Her film was praised as an exceptional example for the potential that lies in commitment, hard work and a personal vision.
As many of her guest commented after experiencing her final undergraduate work at Webster University Vienna: This may be a great start for an exceptional career.
Media Communications programs are offered through the School of Communications at the home campus in St. Louis, at multiple Webster University U.S. and international campus locations, and online.