Next Gen Student Films

Mirage in the Desert

A Film by Samantha F., The Representation Project, 2021

The world is running out of water and time to fix the crises. This short documentary film examines the water crisis and its devastating effects and explores solutions for how we can solve it.

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Ni Yankwik Xinachtli

A Film by Axayacatzi K., The Representation Project, 2020

Ni Yankwik Xinachtli is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. This film explores Indigenous generational knowledge on medicinal plants and alternative medicine and how the seed reflects the person and the prayer of the universe.

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The Air I Breathe

A Film by Kim C. ,The Representation Project, 2020

Wilmington, California, is one of the most polluted cities in the United States. In this short documentary, the filmmaker explores our relationship to our natural environment and makes a plea to stop polluting the air we breathe.

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Tlin Kelnamike No Lola (My Grandmothers Memories)

A Film by Jocelyn V., The Representation Project, 2021

In this short documentary film, Jocelyn interviews her grandmother about growing up in the town of Copalillo in Guerrero, Mexico, in the seventies and eighties. Her grandmother recounts losing her father at a young age, getting by on little money, and living without electricity until her teens.

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Yolmeya (Sprouting Life)

A Film by Roberto M., The Representation Project, 2021

In Yolmeya (Sprouting Life), we meet residents of Cuentepec, Mexico. These community members share their concerns and offer solutions to address the increased pollution of their water supply from trash and plastic bags.

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