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Hope: Between a wall and a hard place Maria-Fernanda Garcia, Laredo College

The two women involved in this interview have overcome many difficult situations to be where they are today. Their faces cannot appear in this documentary due to safety issues for themselves and for them to share their stories freely with no concerns. They are currently housed in a “immigrant home

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

This is not consent Gemma Bovenizer, University College Dublin

In the wake of a recent trial in Dublin concerning consent and clothing, as well as countless other stories heard on a daily basis, this short film attempts to show people that no matter what piece of clothing you are wearing, how much or how little, that it does not equal consent. It aims to show h

Dignity Rachel Deva Rani Dharmapalan, Oakland School for the Arts

Gentrification is a large cause of displacement in many major cities. As cities undergo rapid development, rent prices rise, leading to increasing rates of homelessness. “Dignity” focuses on the unhoused women and girls in the city of Oakland, California. Gentrification is very prevalent in

Chosen Halimah Muhammad, Kent State University

Chosen seeks to raise awareness about the pressure for the attainment of outward validation and relationship status across the world. A young woman for the first time reveals to her friends a poem she wrote that chronicles her journey to uncover the truth about what it means to be chosen as beautif

GONE Haythem Makhlouf, ISIMA

It's a Story about a girl who forced to Marry in a very young age , Being abused by her husband. She gets tired of that and decided to leave

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

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

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

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