Connecther & the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative present

GITW Green IS Film Gallery

     

Do you know a Girl Greening Up the World?

The Ian Somerhalder (IS) Foundation & Girls Impact the World have partnered to present the inaugural GITW / Green IS Award!

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STUDENTS submit your 3–5 minute film on environmental issues that either:
1) propose solutions to environmental issues that impact women and girls OR
2) create awareness about environmental issues that impact women and girls. Maybe it's a profile of a woman making a difference in the field, a law legislated by a woman, a specific problem that affects the economic activity of women in a given area, etc. How can these two issues come together to solve an environmental problem and advance women?

Topics may include: climate change, green energy, water, pollution, garbage and waste reduction, bio-diversity, and other issues. Your film can be a: narrative, documentary, investigative reporting, music video, animation, or curated film (film collage).

Film Festival Guidelines, see here. **disregard "issue areas" under eligibility on guidelines page as Green IS issue areas are environmental related. All other film requirements on guidelines page are applicable.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing how your film addresses girls greening up the world. Good luck!

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Grand prize is $2500

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Isang Kahig, Isang Tuka: One Scratch, One Peck Oshin Edralin, Pasadena City College

A documentary about women garbage pickers in the Philippines: these women are either too sick or malnourished, too uneducated and too poor to be able to lift themselves up towards economic independence. Generation after generation face poverty because picking garbage does not sustain them and their



Harvesting Hope Sarah Khan, Headstart School

The World Health Organization (1992) reported that roughly 3 million pesticide poisonings occurred annually, and women suffered disproportionately. In many countries cotton picking is done exclusively by women, and my film highlights the health implications of chemical pesticides on them, and its un




The Basic Need Natalie, Kathryn, Kasling, Texas Christian University

This film shows the vital need of clean drinking water for women and children in developing countries such as Ethiopia. Without clean drinking water, these women face the undesirable consequences that no one deserves to face.



GMOs: The Right To Know Sabrina Ahmadzai, Philadephia Academy Charter High School

We need to raise awareness of the genetically engineered foods that exist especially in the United States and Canada. Most countries in the European Union have banned the sales of GMOs. If the United States isn't going to ban GMOs, GMOs should be labeled! We deserve the right to know what we're eati




Roots Gabriella Cisneros, Mishicot High School

A short informational film about The Green Belt Movement of Kenya. This organization brings together two of the most oppressed and ignored subjects in the world: women and the environment.



Invisible Impacts Anett Kiss, Deák Ferenc Bilingual High School

A short documentary about the lives and health prospects of Central and Eastern-European women. Aiming to emphasize the damaging effects of hormones found in tap water and the severe impacts of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on birth results, human fertitlity and genetical deviations. Both issues ge