Connecther Presents:

GI/TW Archive Film Gallery

MDIS 3 Insecurities Palugaswewa Rashmika Piyumanthi, Hasita Chandra Kumar, Feriza Andini Sebayang, Erica Izene Arciaga Giere, Management Development Institute of Singapore

Documentary on women facing their own insecurities and the struggles to acknowledge the perfect inner beauty within themselves.It revolves around a group of strangers who realized and acknowledged the importance of believing in themselves knowing that others may find perfections within the perceived



Herstory Nia Evans, CK McClatchy

I created this project to show young girls older women and anyone who will watch that we all struggle with feeling beautiful and feeling good enough physically. These insecurities are universal but the messages that the media sends us makes this problem worse, however together we can navigate how th




Veiled Emotions Zawadi Tissières, Anderson

A short film about Yasi, a young girl from Iran who comes to America as a foreign exchange student with the help of her dad home in Iran.



The Last Time Shalom Omo-Osagie, Bowie State University

This is a story of a woman that has been in an abusive relationship and after reminiscing on the night before, she decides that it's time for things to change and that would be the last time he puts his hands on her.




Fighting the Gender Gap Briana Berger, F.W. Buchholz High School

The film, Fighting the Gender Gap, works to empower minority groups in technology by dismantling negative stereotypes surrounding technical careers. It features a variety of girls that have an impact in STEM to allow young girls to imagine the possibility of a STEM career. The film aims to change t



The Real World Tara Ellis-Vaughn, Woodside High School

All women are absolutely beautiful, yet terribly unrepresented in today's present world. Even with the more open-minded society that exists currently, women of all sizes and shapes have yet to sweep the nation. I believe that if we promoted a more positive view of women of all types, then the genera




Rewiring of the Societal Mind Rachel Hankers, Suffolk Community College

The modern media, over the past 50 years, has held up a particular body image that defines "beauty" for women. This ideal initiated by the media has led to an increase in an array of mental diseases such as Anorexia, Bulimia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, etc, amongst teenage and young adult women. Thro



Shonirbhorota Anila Shaheen, Asian University for Women

This is a story of a woman who has two "disabled" daughters who had to face many challenges to educate her special daughters because the normal schools refused admit them. After a long period of struggle she has now educated her daughters and is also running an organization in her village to support




This Is A Girl Jordyn Roach, University of Oregon

This curated film gives an overview of several problems women all over the world face today, and presents a solution to these problems that must be pursued. The painting of the face represents that these obstacles are faced by women of many ethnicities.



Africa Hero Wooching, Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino

I wrote this song when I was 12 after spending 2 months in Rwanda,Africa. This is my song with photos from my trip.I went with my mom. We brought 250 yards of fabric from Hawaii and made new clothes for entire orphanages . I plan to attend University for popular music , and plan to use my voice to




Harvesting Hope Sarah Jahaan Khan, Headstart School

The World Health Organization (1992) reported that roughly 3 million pesticide poisonings occurred annually, and women suffered disproportionately. In many countries cotton picking is done exclusively by women, and my film highlights the health implications of chemical pesticides on them, and its un



The Chain Reaction Cindy Thai, Alexis Dachs, Durango High School

People think violence is always physical, yet violence can be a verbal action too. Thousands of people die each year from bullying and it is the number one rising issue that women and girls face today. One act of bullying can cause a chain reaction that is negative, effecting the victim as well as t




The Untold tales of the Rohingya Daughters Mashiat Sharif, Asian University for Women

“The Untold Tales of the Rohingya Daughters” is a documentary giving the audience a glimpse of the hardships of the refugee Rohingya women. After the violence against Rohingyas broke out in the Rakhaine state of Mayanmar in late August 2017, these women have been through a very traumatic experie



I Am A Woman Lauren Bautista, Savannah College of Art and Design

A young woman goes through her day, facing the societal expectations placed on her, only to reveal that they are the very thing that strengthens her.




FEMSTEM Marisa Umeh, Megan Hoang, Diamond Bar High School

FEMSTEM, the film, chronicles the rise of the first all muslim girls robotics team. Lead by a 16 year old coach, Zaina Syed, the FEMSTEM team defied the odds, one robot at a time.



The Amazons Cry Ignacio Núñez Palmieri, Forest Trial Academy

With performances of Haitian and Dominican women, this short film represents four different countries in which some of the most basic women's rights are violated every day. All in the effort to create awareness and motivate the viewer into spreading the word about these issues.




Truly Unique Safety Jazzlyn Unique Marshall-Lee, full sail university

This video was an original for the focus forward contest. I wanted to come up with an invention that could cut down on violence and rape against women. I wanted to share my store through short film and hopefully help someone else be willing to share theirs and shed more light on this very serious si



Defining beauty Norhan Qasem, Normandale Community College

A poem about what it means to be beautiful.




The Real Inconvenient Truth: The Prevalence of Rape in a Gloabal Society Kiah Beeman, Marysville-Pilchuck HS

Through the use of statistics and anecdotes, the serious epidemic of rape in the US and abroad is presented. This short film also addresses the attitudes that allow rape to prevail and cause women to be blamed for the crimes committed against them. All spoken pieces are represented with text to prom



Confine Rachel Yurkovich, Cleveland Institute of Art

A reflection on an eating disorder. Research was done on the history of dieting, anorexia, bulimia, and other extremes that women go through to reach the 'ideal' female figure. The steel chair is a combination of designs from medieval torture chairs, electric chairs, and dinning chairs. The purpose