Uniko: A short feature film on how social anxiety takes place in the most familiar places

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Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts


College of Liberal Arts



Thesis Adviser

Kristoffer G. Brugada

Defense Panel Chair

Gerardo A. Mariano


This paper tackles the rising concern regarding mental health, and how prevalent it is in modern society, especially in the youth. Specifically, it would tackle the mental health concern on social anxiety, and the internal and external factors that affect it. In 2016, an estimated 1.1 billion people all over the world had a mental or substance disorder, with anxiety disorder being the most prevalent at a 4% (275 million) of the affected population (Ritchie & Roser, 1). This statistic alone is alarming, and shows how the concern on mental health has rapidly grown in recent years. However, despite this, there is still a generational stigma that has still stood regarding mental health. The much older part of society still has the idea that mental health is all in the head, or it is due to the weak character, and so on and so forth. Being so, this negatively affects how the youth today perceives mental illness. Symptoms go unnoticed for months and years until it has grown into a full-blown disorder that dramatically affects the individual.

Being so, the purpose of this paper is to create film that would expose and highlight the true experiences and feelings of an individual with a mental illness, specifically social anxiety. The researchers would like to create contrast between the stigmatized perspective, and the beholders perspective, in order to allow the audience to feel empathy, and hopefully create a deeper understanding regarding mental health. In addition, there would be a focus on internal and external factors that also contribute to the characters story.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

78 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm.


Mental health

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