Connecther Presents:

GI/TW Archive Film Gallery

The Girl In Light Tyra Lee Lujan, Socorro High School

As a filmmaker I wanted to create a short inspirational film that would encourage girls and women to realize their inner light, to reach our full potential through education. I believe that many of the worlds issues affecting girls and women can be turned around through education. I wanted to focus



Why Me? Erika Garcia, Saddleback Community College

In this video a wife is shown how she is violently abused by her husband who hides his hatred for her from their young son. This video is to spread awareness of violence against women.




Be Who You Want To Be Alexa Smith, Chaparral Star Academy

Be Who You Want To Be uses images of dolls overlaid with startling facts to educate people about the struggle women of all ages go through involving body image. From eating disorders to low self esteem, Be Who You Want To Be provides statistics that will shock people into action.



I am Maria Shafiqua Nawrin Oishi, Asian University for Women

Bangladesh is a country where 49.52% of the total population is female, but how many girls or women does actually make it to sports?? After reading the news of kick boxer, Tajamul Islam, an 8-year-old girl from Kashmir, India, I was moved and there was a sudden epiphany why do not I hear about women




POSSIBLE Deanna Gran, Ida S. Baker High School

All throughout history, women in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) have experienced great social prejudice and discrimination in the workforce. Countless inventions, discoveries, and breakthroughs made by women in STEM have, time after time, been unfairly attributed to



Autism Mothers - Stories of Inspiration Anne Caroline Rabello Rolim , Beatrice Rolim, Michigan State University, Colegio Sidarta

This short movie shows the different stories of 4 mothers of autistic children in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They met through a social network and discuss their views in life, including difficulties they had, prejudice, health, managing with depression, poverty and the outcome of their situations as they be




Asma Pooja Khati, Asian University for Women

This is a story about a thirteen year old girl, Asma. She is not a normal child; she doesn't have a childhood. Neither she has friends nor she goes to school. Due to poverty and lack of opportunities, her life is limited in a Tea shop.



Child For Sale Fiona Bock, The Hotchkiss School

“Child for Sale” is both real and raw, and presents the issue of child sex trafficking without shame or exploitation. It frames the issue of modern day slavery with respect for the people who have lived through it - ultimately showing that these children and young adults are not different from o




Wicked Nandina Cengic, Foster High School

A documentary featuring women sharing stories and ways to move forward regarding violence against women and girls.



Colors Shiloh Cleveland, Ramon C. Cortines High School of the Visual and Performing Arts

This film addresses the effects of the pressures that the standards of society set for women. We see the transformation of a young, happy, and unique girl (represented by the colorful clothing etc.) and how the "black and white" standards of what is "beautiful" or what is "acceptable" destroy her "c




Street based sex workers of Dhaka city. Neealana Naushin, Asian University for Women, Chittagong

This documentary is based on the struggle and hardship the street based sex workers of Dhaka, Bangladesh have to face in a daily basis. Their earning from per customer is of about Taka 100, which is USD 1.27 only. Neither do they have a sustainable income source nor a secure shelter or access to ess



A Letter to Myself Amanda Neuhouser, Southern Illinois University

A letter to myself is a short film depicting a letter of inspiration to young girl in the midst of her struggling with her skin disorder . It touches upon beauty seen in the eyes of a child as well as the concept of learning a skill, such as learning to play piano, as the same type of work ethic you




ISIS Crisis Amanda Neuhouser, Southern Illinois University

This piece, inspired by true events, tells the story of a mother and daughter that are effected by the threat of ISIS in Syria. As the battle to stay together in this tough time, the fate of one life comes down to the ultimate decision.



Changing Politics: Women's Edition Nikhat Choudhury, Sadie Nash Leadership Project

This film explores the power of women to make change in our political system and the barriers we face to that leadership. I propose a 5-step solution for what girls can do RIGHT NOW to change the face of leadership in their communities!




I Declare My Independence Tiana Wong, Diana Wong, Anna Lin, Jessie Lin, Jan Ying He, Staten Island Technical High School

In this short film "I Declare My Independence," JubileeProjectClub connects women who faces the same issue - media's perspective of beauty. Because media portrays the "perfect" woman as a young beautiful model with a flawless body who is capable of wearing tight clothes, we are not satisfied with th



This or That? Rehan Amira Ally, Miramar High School

"This or That?" is my submission for the Girls Impact the World Film Festival. This film portrays how society is currently influencing our perception of body image. Our choices can lead us down an unrealistic, unachievable, unhealthy, and fatal path. Know yourself, believe, accept, and love who you




Violation Sarah Kutchinski, Grandville High School

Women have suffered for many years as the victims of rape and sexual harassment. For too long, their stories have not been believed and this issue has not been addressed, but the movement to end this has come. Many women have found the courage to speak up and let their voices be heard, and together



2016 GITW Film Fest- Honest Beauty Jessica Mabanglo, Centerville High School

Several strong females tell beauty like it is. Discovering beauty is much more than asking basic questions about image and self-esteem. This film focuses on how authenticity brings out the beauty in women, not striving for attraction. In other words, beauty has a misconception that one must reach a




Life As We Know It: Violence Against Women Gil Covarrubias, Boston University

Violence against women is seen throughout the world everyday. This is a story of hope.



Undocumented Immigrant Women Reina Amaya, Alondra Ceniceros, Karina Lemus, Maria De La Torre, East High School

Although this is meant for a brief description, we will take advantage of this and say other things. We heard of this scholarship a little too late, sadly. But we decided to still turn in in our ideas even if they are not fully portrayed due to the amount of time we had. The reason we chose this top