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Equality & Discrimination

A Girl Like Me
"A Girl Like Me" By Kiri Davis
7:16

A Girl Like Me

Do different standards of beauty impact the ideas and self-image of young black woman? A young filmmaker discovers the impact of racism on the lives of young black teens and realizes that very little has changed since the Civil Rights era.

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Double Standard
"Double Standard" By Tibian Ahmed
8:55

Double Standard

After September 11, 2001 the War on Terror started and with it the face of terror changed. Tibian Ahmed is a muslim girl who has had to deal with people thinking ill of her because of a group of radical terrorist that she has no relationship to. Just like many people of her religion in America, she faces those who would call her a terrorist instead of a person.

Fall 2012

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Immigration
Home
Home by Nael Samara
4:38

Home

What is home to a young Palestinian American? When his homeland can’t be found on a map and Americans are suspicious of Arabs and ignorant of their culture, the answer for a young man can be heartbreaking.

Fall 2003

Equality & Discrimination
Immigration
Society & Politics
Keep Calm, Speak Out, Rise Up
"Keep Calm, Speak Out, Rise Up
5:18

Keep Calm, Speak Out, Rise Up

Getting bullied in school is always painful, but Cheyenne endured the cruelty of her classmates by relying on the love of those who know her best, family and friends.

Mentor: Cristian Rossel

 

Equality & Discrimination
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Life Under Construction
"Life Under Construction" By Karim Alexander
6:28

Life Under Construction

Karim hoped that moving to the US would solve all his problems. He soon discovered that changing one’s location isn’t the solution; it’s about staying true to yourself, maintaining a desire to learn and develop, and believing that things can always get better.

Spring 2012

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Immigration
Man In My Closet
Man In My Closet By Jawaun Sanders
2:47

Man In My Closet

Jawaun confronts the fears he faces, for being a young black male.

Equality & Discrimination
Minds in the Closet
"Minds in the Closet" by Justice Allen
9:28

Minds in the Closet

Justice Allen Directed By
Justice Allen

Justice grew up in the predominantly Caribbean neighborhood of East Flatbush. He noticed an overwhelming sense of homophobia in his community and journeyed out to find the reason why.

Fall 2010

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Sex & Relationships
My Skin
"My Skin" by Emily Batista
6:54

My Skin

Emily Batista was born with a rare skin disorder that caused her to grow up experiencing bullying, shame and profound depression. Surrounded by love from her family, and friends she has been able to turn that pain into strength – as she shares with us what it’s like to live in her own skin.

Fall 2011

Equality & Discrimination
F. John Outcalt Award Films
Identity
Nigger
"Nigger" By Jermaine Williams
5:41

Nigger

A word of hate or term of endearment? Like many young African American teens, Jermaine used the word every day. Then, in the summer of 2003, he traveled down south and met people for whom nigger will never be just another word.

 

 

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Playing with the other Tigers
"Playing with the other Tigers" By Zach Lennon-Simon
10:38

Playing with the other Tigers

“Playing with the Other Tiger” is the story of two friends, one who is Muslim and one who is half-Jewish, who stayed friends because they never realized that they were different from one another. Through conversations with the two friends the film explores how these two friends stayed friends even after everything that happened in the world.

Spring 2007

Equality & Discrimination
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Immigration
Shahalam and I
"Shahalam and I" By Kamilah Badiane
4:06

Shahalam and I

People don’t get autism. The media portrays autistic people as slow and “special,” but Kamilah knows different. She shares her brother’s goals and dreams to help people understand that he isn’t so different from other kids his age.

Spring 2012

Equality & Discrimination
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Shh...Bitch
"Shh...Bitch" by Naomi Lynch
7:11

Shh...Bitch

Whats in a word? If the word is bitch there is the power to hurt and demean women.
Filmmaker Noami Lynch explores how one word can affect people and how she learned to reclaim it for herself and use it for her own empowerment.

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Stop And Frisk: The Conversation
Stop And Frisk: The Conversation by Jasper Briggs
6:24

Stop And Frisk: The Conversation

A conversation about Stop and Frisk that poses the question: is there any good that comes out of this polarizing policy?

Fall 2012

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
The Color of Love
"The Color of Love" by Zakiyyah Bowles
8:12

The Color of Love

Do we still see race before anything else? A young woman explores the concept of miscegenation and if people still consider it a crime in this modern time.

 

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
The New Americans
"The New Americans" By Salvador Juarez Galicia
6:43

The New Americans

A short film about immigration issues in America.

Equality & Discrimination
Immigration
Tough Guise
"Tough Guise" by Margaret Korn
6:24

Tough Guise

Coming to the realization that you are gay can be difficult for a young man or, but allowing yourself to live an open life style is harder still. This film looks at one young man’s story as he decides how to live his life both privately and publicly.

Mentor: Lam Vo

Equality & Discrimination
Identity
Trio from the Industrial Elite
"Trio from the Industrial Elite" by Vlada Pimenova
8:15

Trio from the Industrial Elite

Vlada Pimenova Directed By
Vlada Pimenova

An exploration of the inhumane practices of three major industries. What if the victims looked and sounded a bit more like us? Would we better understand their pain? Would we want to do more to help?

Spring 2012

Equality & Discrimination
F. John Outcalt Award Films
Identity
Society & Politics

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