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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

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

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

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

Surviving Burns Mallika Sehgal, FLAME University

A film follows lives of three women who are survivors of domestic violence and its aftermath.

Rural Women in Production Cycle Palwasha Timoor, Balkh Teacher Training Collage

This film is about Rural Women in Production Cycle. The rural women who have become economically independent in the villages in Afghanistan. The rural women who works locally like farming saffron and selling it to the market. In another village women are selling milk products to the market to mainta

In Search Of Rekha Hasda Hasanul Hoq , Abu Owazed Sah Showmik, Jagannath University,Dhaka,Bangladesh.

‘Rekha Hasda’-a dedicated tribal woman land fighter fighting against the land broakers,from Dinajpur-northern part of Bangladesh.This tribal woman has helped Guerilla freedom fighters a lot during the 1971’s freedom fighting.It was the starting of her war against the land sharks.Still now she

Bridges Over Borders Macy Smith, Andrea Mosquera, Shadow Creek High School

Based on true events, Syrian refugee Fatima describes her journey from the war-filled city of Damascus, to a refugee camp in Greece. She leaves behind her young daughter and ill husband as she embarks on this expedition alone, abandoning everything she's ever known in order to reach safety.

A Woman in America - a conversation Diaya Fuller, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

A short film surrounding the ideas of a patriarchal society and a conversation about the impact that it has on women, as well as how they overcome that.