Ana Antuna, Mehrin Ashraf, Michelle Leon & Cheyenne Williams | USA | 2018 | 6 mins
Mehrin, like any other teenage girl, tries to navigate her way through high school. Once the scarf is on, she’s deemed a stereotype. This film is one of four short social impact documentaries created co-produced by GlobalGirl Media + Women’s Voices Now, summer 2018.
Marisela Lopez, Adriana Mendoza & Sissi Rivas | USA | 2019 | 7 mins
This film exposes the underfunding and inequity young female athletes face throughout their time in school.
Tamara Sims, Elissa Fong & Brigette Barrales | USA | 2019 | 6 mins
The media often portrays unrealistic standards that damage self-esteem and confidence of those who do not meet “ideal” beauty standards. This film focuses on Onyi, who, despite the pressures of society, is unapologetically herself.
Diana Peña, Emily Ponce & Kianna Teachout | USA | 2019 | 5 mins
Media representations of immigrants dehumanize the people they portray. not Quite Here, not Quite There is a visual companion to a poem written by Diana Peña, focusing on the undocumented experience.
Eva Bassel, Rickeyna Fields, Estrella Lopez, Erika Martinez & Celeste Vaca | USA | 2018 | 6 mins
Entering womanhood isn’t always easy. When encountering periods, women and young girls often have to “go with the flow”. Presenting scientific facts and personal experiences with a comedic edge, “Code Red” de-stigmatizes period talk. This film is one of four short social-impact documentaries co-produced by GlobalGirl Media + Women’s Voices Now, summer 2018.
Phalaen Chang, Catherine Gudino, Imani Nahale-Salazar, Lalah Nicholson & Jackie Ramirez | USA | 2018 | 6 mins
A look at colorism and the stigmas faced by the underground drag performance community of Los Angeles, California. This film is one of four short social-impact documentaries co-produced by GlobalGirl Media + Women’s Voices Now, summer 2018.
Arielle Davis, Elaina Guerrero, Keianna Johnson, Josie Ramirez & Angie Rodriguez | USA | 2018 | 6 mins
Following teenagers in the POC community who are battling mental illness and how it affects them in their everyday life. This film is one of four short social-impact documentaries co-produced by GlobalGirl Media + Women’s Voices Now, summer 2018.
Sharine Atif | Egypt | 2015 | 4 min
An Egyptian woman shares her story about a man who sexually harasses her while at the market. Instead of ignoring him as most women would do, she confronts him with a shocking and unexpected tone.
Margot Smith | USA | 1996 | 4 mins
An interview with a Filipina comfort woman survivor, Nelia Sancho of Lila Filipina, on how women were abused during World War II by Japanese invaders, and the need for reparations.
Lauren Merkley | USA | 2019 | 4 mins
A Different Way, is a short documentary about Rev. Dr. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, the New York Police Department’s first female chaplain. While chaplain, the tragic events of 9/11 happened. She shares her story firsthand as a first responder, and discusses the essential role faith plays in supporting and rebuilding community and business in such times.
Anna Cady | Sierra Leone | 2013 | 11 mins
The use of oil painted animation brings to life the stories of three powerful women in post conflict Sierra Leone, revealing the violence and corruption women face as they fight for fairer representation in the governance of their country.
Matthew Kaundart | USA | 2017 | 5 mins
A visual letter filmed over a year explores the relationship between a Korean adoptee and the mother she’s never known.
Sarah Gampel | Israel, Palestine & Sweden | 2017 | 14 mins
Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except she finds the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.
Lena Strothe | Rwanda | 2017 | 11 mins
Zaza Rising tells the timely story of Christine Nyirahabimana, a Rwandan woman who started a small bakery in rural Rwanda, hiring 10 HIV positive, single mothers as her employees.
Anne Edgar | USA | 2017 | 8 mins
An inspiring voice in the conversation about the future of women in the video game industry, GIRLS LEVEL UP profiles a summer camp where girls are given three weeks to make their own video game demo. Camp Founder Laila Shabir, who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East before coming to the United States, provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing girls who love video games and dream of making them.
Jaime Jacobsen | Mozambique | 2013 | 5 mins
In Mozambique, sexually active women play a game of roulette with their health. Only 1 in 5 women use contraception and more than 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 29 are HIV positive.
Sophie Hexter | Australia | 2017 | 6 mins
Her life changed in the blink of an eye. Music set her free.
Marko Randelovic | Thailand & UK | 2018 | 5 mins
The Kayan people of northern Thailand’s so-called “long-neck” villages would like the world to hear the truth behind the negative media headlines. Should we not let the Kayan people decide whether they want people to visit them or not? In an ethical boycott, nobody wins.
Paul Johannessen | Japan | 2012 | 23 mins
Six Japanese women offer brutally honest views on the state of the cleanup, coverups, and untruths since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, and how it has affected their lives, homes, and families.
Heidi Lee Douglas | Australia | 2014 | 30 mins
A young filmmaker documents the destruction of Tasmania’s ancient forests and is swept up in a multi-million dollar legal battle that challenges the right to free speech.
Alice Russell | UK | 2015 | 8 mins
Three men share three radically different experiences of paying for sex while three women lip sync to their words. A frank exploration of gender inequality that uses subverted perspectives to ask: What can their stories tell us about our society, others, and ourselves?