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A Film for Gugu Aida Namukose, African Leadership Academy

This is Gugu's story. Her journey and her struggles migrating from Zimbabwe to South Africa and being a refugee in a highly xenophobic country. This is also a story of how education has saved her, and how she believes it can save many more.

Langgam (Bird) Augustus Nicko T. Bas, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology

A personal interview of a women full of regrets however, despite of hopelessness, she have found a chance. To fly is her dream, and she's gonna achieve that dream, soon.

Dilemma Diana Senator Lyoto, Catholic university of health and allied sciences( CUHAS)

Alice is a beautiful 14 years girl living in Kawetere village with her mother, Nuru. They both live in extreme poverty and poor Alice never gets access to education as a child. She is going to work as a housemaid in town. She is mistreated, abused and overworked by her boss, Matrida the wife of Vict

One Letter or Other: Stories from those who didn’t learn to read and write Natalia Stefanni Aguilar Fernandes, PUC-Campinas

Have you ever thought how life would be different if you didn't know how to read and write? This is the reality of millions of people in Brazil. Unable to go to school, three illiterate women tell about their lives, achievements, difficulties and future prospects. Illiteracy is a social problem that

Hope for life Shaqayeq (Bahar), Herat Afghan Turk girls high school

The synopsis of this film is about a women who’s husband died and she had to travel and become an internal displaced because of hunger and war in Afghanistan. she is now working and trying to protect her 9 member family.

Bangladesh'sGirls Inaya Ahmed, The Lawrenceville School

In Bangladesh there is a lack of infrastructure for orphaned and vulnerable girls because of poverty. This film shows an example of a solution to this issue.

Home Jenna Soong , Marymount High School

Based on a true story, a teen mother is kicked out of her house and faced with a difficult decision. Written, directed, filmed, and edited by Jenna Soong.

Maria. Camiel van den Brink, Jaegeun Park , Savannah College of Art and Design

Maria, an immigrant from Mexico, is violated by her American boyfriend Rob, while haunted by the thought of deportation and being separated from her daughter, Rosa.