The Reflection on My Screen

Abida Chowdhury, Leslie Gomez, Christell Pelico, & Zaira Ortiz | United States | 2021 | 6 min

 

The Reflection on My Screen Synopsis

We made a short documentary film highlighting the negative effects of social media and how beauty standards can be damaging to young girls and women alike. Using a range of personal perspectives, intimate shots, and impactful statistics, this film highlights the damaging influence of social media on youth, particularly femme-identifying youth.

 

About the Filmmaker

BY: Abida Chowdhury, Leslie Gomez, Christell Pelico, & Zaira Ortiz

 

 

Film Screening Guide

PRE-FILM REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  • How has social media impacted your body image?
  • How do you think social media impacts society’s treatment of women?
  • Do you think social media is harmful?
  • How have the beauty standards on social media affected you personally.

 

POST-FILM DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  • Do you remember what your life was like before getting social media? Do you prefer that life?
  • How do you think social media can become a safer place? What steps do we need to take?
  • Do you think that social media is toxic?

 

CALLS TO ACTION:

1. SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN

  • WATCH + SHARE THIS FILM (with anyone and everyone) on your Instagram account and use this copy and hashtags for your post:

Using a range of personal perspectives, intimate shots, and impactful statistics, this film highlights the damaging effects of social media on youth, particularly femme identifying youth. @nikoletavujnovic @ab111daa @imlesliegomez @zairaortizo

#girlsvoicesnow #womensvoicesnow #TheReflectionOnMyScreen #empathytoaction #beautiful #bodypositive #womeninfilm #womeninmedia #socialmedia #beautystandards #bodyimage

  • Unfollow people who make you feel unhappy with your body
  • Follow more body positive/neutral content creators (see above)
  • Make a positive comment on someone’s post at least once a day (or whenever you get on social media)
  • Get more informed on how social media creates unrealistic expectations
  • Reach out to someone and make sure they’re okay
  • Take social media breaks when needed
  • Host a screening of our film with your community/ friends
  • Post body positive posts or quotes

 

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