Parenting

Youth Media Academy

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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Whitney

Mama

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

Hear from three mothers who share their hopes and fears for their children and how they navigate raising and preparing their children for the challenges and threats of growing up black in America.

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