Cultures

Youth Media Academy

A Lost Cord

A Film by Neveah K., The Representation Project, 2021

In Northern Cheyenne culture, there is a tradition of keeping the umbilical cord after it falls off. It represents the child’s connection to its mother and keeps them safe from harm. This short film follows a tale about the consequences of severing the bond created by the umbilical cord.

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Born Amish

A Film by Frost M., The Representation Project, 2020

An Amish family in Maine lives life off the grid and on the land, making the most of daylight.

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Brainwashed

A Film by Chloe T., The Representation Project, 2021

Through a combination of the narrator’s experience and media clips, this film examines the representation of Middle Eastern people in Hollywood and media and how it affects a greater audience.

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Growing Up Gen Z

A Film by Naila J., The Representation Project, 2020

Growing Up Gen Z is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. Five students across the spectrum of Generation Z consider the influence technology has had on their development thus far and its potential effects on those coming after.

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