Mental Health

Next Gen Student Films

A Divine Connection

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

In this short documentary film, we meet Kyle, Kesley, and Misti, seeking divine healing and connection through practices such as reiki and yoga to better understand themselves and others.

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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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Generation Z: The Hushed Generation

A Film by Melanie M. and Felix M., The Representation Project, 2020

Generation Z: The Hushed Generation is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. In this short film, we explore the experience of depression as narrated by Ate, a young person navigating how to open up about his needs.

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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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Not a Choice

A Film by August L., The Representation Project, 2021

In this short film, the filmmaker speaks to 13 young people with Eating Disorders who share their experiences and fears. CW: This film discusses disordered eating and thoughts.

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