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Silently Sorry Meghan Montminy, Pelham High School

This short film is meant to relay an important message: there is NEVER an excuse to bully someone. Today, women feel pressured by society to live up to high standards when it comes to being beautiful. Society has turned being beautiful into a competition, turning people on one another and causing p

TWAWEZA Atiyya Tul Munim, Moi University, school of medicine

TWAWEZA, a Swahili word for WE CAN, is a short film addressing the stigma and discrimination HIV infected women face in Kenya. The film explores the challenges two girls faced in overcoming the stigmatization surrounding HIV and highlights efforts being made to eradicate them through joint efforts h

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

Turning The Tables Nistha Bhandari, Amrit science campus

Nepal is a country in south asia. East asian culture has this long running tradition of dominating women in every sphere of life.They are subjected to remain just inside four walls of house.They are expected to be involved only in household activities.This tradition makes women more vulnerable to po

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.

She matters suhayl Omar, Riara university

In Kenya, many rape victims have suffered embarrassment and fall under pressure and societal stigma to not share their stories. However, a current group of survivors are breaking these stereotypes and using their stories to pioneer change and reform. In these short documentary titled, 'She matters'

Zainab Shaqayeq Bahar , Herat Afghan Turk girls high school

This movie is about the life of addicted women and violance against women. In this movie i will show how they suffer from this situation.

Until Ignorance Ends Zainab Zafar , Home Schooled

Women work hours on hours end within their house and outside. Until Ignorance Ends is a story that highlights the often forgot triple shift women carry. The emotional burden, the house work and working outside, Parveen is a woman who raises her own 3 children and works fourteen hours a day walking t

Change the world by promoting girls in STEM Lilia Becker, Shipley School

My story of why I found the need to get more girls involved with STEM education along with my interviews with female role models who are paving the way for a younger generation of women.