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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

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

Stand Up Men Emily Seshadri, Birkbeck, Univeristy of London

For a long time, gender equality has been seen as a woman's fight. In reality, it is an issue which needs both men and women to get actively involved in if we want to see true change. Here, we see men taking a stand with women to fight for gender equality.

Lucía Gerardo Torres Hernández, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Lucia is a girl from a town far from the city, with great expectations about her life in an indifferent world, everything seems perfect beside the love of her life ..

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

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

Pangamu (The one who begs) Augustus Nicko T. Bas, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology

A day in a life of a street beggar. In the Philippines, they are called "badjaos". They are known for their music and dance. But most of the Filipinos found them as disgusting and a nuisance in the street. A story that tells more about how a street beggar lives, the things they encounter as they wal

Surviving Burns Mallika Sehgal, FLAME University

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

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

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