Next Gen Student Films

Beyond the Model

Beyond the Model

A Film by Jessica L., The Representation Project, 2020

Beyond The Model is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. After the assaults and discrimination of Asians in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this film shines a light on what it is like to be a “model minority” in an increasingly divided America.

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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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Sadness Reflected

A Film by Anya B., The Representation Project, 2021

Told from the perspective of teenage girls from Maine, This short documentary film reflects on the isolation experienced by teenagers during the quarantine of 2020.

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The Amplitude of Thought

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

Two teens share their struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and reflect on the difference between their experience of living with OCD and how it is represented through popular culture.

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