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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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Blue Screen

A Film by Angelica J., The Representation Project, 2021

Filmed through the eyes of the youngest in the household, in this short film, Angelica interviews her family members on the negative and positive impacts of technology usage in today’s society in the midst of following them in their daily life.

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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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Chicken & the Egg

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

A girl tells her story of how she did her first stick and poke. This short film follows the girl over the day she received her tattoo while narrating her experience wearing a chicken mask. Chicken & the Egg uses dark humor and comedy to explore the experience of coping with grief and losing a loved one.

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Detras de Una Mirada

A Film by Christopher G., The Representation Project, 2021

In this short documentary film, Édgar Gaytán shares their experience of discrimination as a transgender person living in Mexico and their journey to self-acceptance and self-love. CW: This film discusses sexual violence.

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