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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.

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

GEMS: Girls Empowered by Math & Science Sadie Price-Elliott, Sussex County Technical School

How do we empower women to achieve in the traditionally male dominated STEM fields? Two teenagers are working to solve the problem through their GEMS (Girls Empowered by Math & Science) program. This film profiles women in STEM advocates Larissa Collins and Caroline Davidson in their efforts to insp

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.

Lead Your Voice: Road Path to Success Sabrina Ahmadzai , University of The Sciences

Short film based on the struggles & challenges, that females face in order to become successful in their careers. Interviews recognizing the inspiring stories of four female leaders, from different career backgrounds, including: engineering, nonprofit, business and medicine to motivate young girls t

We could be Champion too Novera Hasan Nikkon, Jagannath University Dhaka ,Bangladesh

In Bangladesh the girls are frequently considered as burden to the families. Due to cultural setting, It has been believed that they don’t have any worth like the boys. So they have no rights to chose their future and destination. Specially in sporting sectors, girls are not accepted due to nega

New Beginnings Aseel Tabaza, Marquette University

Aseel, a teenage girl who moved to Brookfield Wisconsin from Irbid, a city in northern Jordan. The move came at a critical time in her life; senior year of high school. With little time to adapt before college applications deadline, no friends to help and a totally foreign environment. This short fi

Ruza Raashi Metkari, FAMU International, Prague

Ruza, meaning Rose, is the story of young passionate 14 year-old wanting to pursue her dream of being a soccer player, and struggles with being taken seriously. Set against a Czech backdrop the short juxtapositions dreams and reality with surreal undertones denoting her struggle trying to claim her

#GirlsCAN Claudian Francis, Pace University - New York City

#GirlsCAN is a short feature documentary highlighting the importance of female representation in science, technology, engineering and math. Women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce but just 24 percent of STEM workers. In other words, half as many women are working in STEM jobs as one might