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girl ungirdled rasha mahmoud mohamed, masscommunication cairo university

The film revolves around four different girls in thinking, scientific study, orientation, belonging, and social life, but they have one event: the practice of racism towards society. This racist approach differs from each other. The film lives with the four girls in Egyptian society, in various asp

Aya's Home Aidan Ellis, St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Every year, thousands of people flee their home countries and are labeled as refugees. Refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school than their non-refugee peers; and, for every ten refugee boys in a classroom, there are less than eight girls. When two high-schoolers who spend thei

This is Me Brianna Sumpter, Hetrick-Martin Institute

This documentary tracks my journey with type 2 diabetes over the course of a few years, and how I got myself off of insulin through adopting a plant-based diet. It is meant to raise awareness about what coping with diabetes looks like and to encourage people to take control of their diet and their h

Lucía Gerardo Torres Hernández, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Lucia is a girl from a town far from the city, with great expectations about her life in an indifferent world, everything seems perfect beside the love of her life ..

Because it's Right Savannah Houdeshell, Ledyard High School

Because It's Right is a short piece that briefly outlines some of the challenges faced by women and girls trying to obtain an education. Then, with some interview clips, the video discusses the importance of education and the ability to read.

Pangamu (The one who begs) Augustus Nicko T. Bas, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology

A day in a life of a street beggar. In the Philippines, they are called "badjaos". They are known for their music and dance. But most of the Filipinos found them as disgusting and a nuisance in the street. A story that tells more about how a street beggar lives, the things they encounter as they wal

As Girl/ As Women Gillian Ryan Dittmer, Rider University

As girls grow up, they are introduced to the world's unrealistic beauty standards and expectations of women. As girls, they don't doubt themselves, and they look optimistically to the future. As women, these perspectives take a turn. This film explores the causes and solutions for this phenomenon.

Kelinka: A Guide To Be A Rightful Wife Anastasiia Lysogorova, American University of Central Asia

In kyrgyz culture “kelinka” (kyrg.) is a young wife who is obligated to show respect to her husband and his parents by doing housework, cooking and raising children. The following film is intended to critique those women who are forced to be in such circumstances. The characters were inspired by

In Search Of Rekha Hasda Hasanul Hoq , Abu Owazed Sah Showmik, Jagannath University,Dhaka,Bangladesh.

‘Rekha Hasda’-a dedicated tribal woman land fighter fighting against the land broakers,from Dinajpur-northern part of Bangladesh.This tribal woman has helped Guerilla freedom fighters a lot during the 1971’s freedom fighting.It was the starting of her war against the land sharks.Still now she

TUMAINI, The hope ISHARA MUSIMWA Gentil, NADEGE CIBOGO Felista, Université Catholique de Bukavu and Université Officielle de Bukavu

This film titled ‘‘Tumaini’’ (Hope in Swahili) is about the situation of women and girls in the rural areas in the Eastern part of the DRCongo. In this region, girls’ right to education is not considered at the same level as boys rights. So due to the extreme poverty of the population of t