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Education shero Necta Richard, Jangwani sec school

This film showcases a hero who founded outpeak project which does fundraising for needy yet smart girls in disadvantaged schools. She started impacting in 2015 when she was a juniour in school her passion for girl empowerment through education has changed a lot of lives.

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

Images: Beauty, Media, and the Misrepresentation of Girls of Color Elizabeth Zalanga, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)

This documentary, told from the perspective of girls of color, creates awareness about beauty issues that impact the self-image of girls of color. It focuses on the unique role social media and popular media outlets play in influencing how girls of color perceive themselves and are perceived by othe

Boda Boda Catherine Achieng', Community Media Trust

Adoyo lives with her sick mother. After school, she sells groundnuts at the market to earn money for their upkeep. One day, she meets a man with a motorcycle (boda boda).

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

Recreating the Standard Sydnie Heslop, University at Albany

Black women in this film tell their stories about the experiences they have had in a society where their beauty, intelligence and existence is undervalued.

The Science Behind the STEM Gender Gap Tiffany Fang, High Technology High School

I'm Tiffany, a girl in a STEM high school. Since I was young, I knew about the gender divide and underrepresentation of girls in STEM. I could see for myself how the gender gap widened in college and magnified even more in computer science or engineering careers. What could be causing such great gap

misconception Julie Lin, Edmund He, Teresa Wang, Baruch College

A short narrative revealing the pressure surrounding girls who take birth control pills and the stigma it carries.

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

Debbo(A Documentary about FGM) Fatoumata Diallo, Aissata N'Diaye, Mamadou Ciré Diallo, The University of Texas-Austin, St. Edwards University, Université Général Lansana Conté

FGM is a cultural norm for many. Throughout the course of this project, we've learned that dismantling this system against women will be hard due to the fact that it is so deeply embeded in the culture and generation. According to the United Nations Human Rights, 95% of Guinean girls have undergone