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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

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

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.

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

Wonder Women: The Heroes Behind the Camera Chloe Callahan, Emerson College

I spoke to four Visual Media Arts Production majors to discuss the sexism in the media industry and how employing more women behind the scenes can help solve women's issues.

Roles Reversed Olivia Lovito, Savannah College of Art and Design

A male model allows a female photographer to be inappropriate and verbally abusive because he needs the job. After the shoot, she threatens to fire him if he doesn't sleep with her. The purpose of this film is for men to put themselves in the shoes of women and understand the problems they're facing

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.

The Modern Black Female Chara Lyons, Clara Barton High School

A film that empowers females to be their best selves.

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