Gender Roles

Next Gen Student Films


A Film by Angie P., The Representation Project, 2021

Conditioned shows the development of queer children’s media, beginning in the 1930s to present-day movies and TV shows. The filmmaker uses clips of TV shows and films to explore how LGBTQ+ representation can be improved and how representation is linked to acceptance, especially for kids.

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Still from TV show Never Have I Ever

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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Inner Workings

A Film by Cara D., The Representation Project, 2021

In this short film, Cara opens up about her experience with depression and body dysmorphia. She explores how mental health struggles manifest for others in Generation Z, especially in the wake of the COVID19 Pandemic.

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Los Rostros

Nuestros Rostros

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

The filmmaker explores her relationship to make-up, an art that she believes can empower herself and others.

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