Race

Youth Media Academy

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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Black Til It's Backwards

Black Till It’s Backwards

A Film by TreNisha S., The Representation Project, 2020

Black Till It’s Backwards is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. This short film is a visual piece set to poetry written by filmmaker TreNisha S.

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Brainwashed

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

Through a combination of the narrator’s experience and media clips, this film examines the representation of Middle Eastern people in Hollywood and media and how it affects a greater audience.

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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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Hair Care

A Film by Cadence C., The Representation Project, 2021

This short documentary film explores Cadence’s relationship with her natural hair and the beautiful memories of her grandmother doing her hair when she was a little girl.

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Living Vicariously

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

Mixed kids are exposed to many questions about their identity, place in the world, and local environments from a young age. The film aims to answer these questions and amplify conversations about their experiences by intertwining the stories of several mixed youths in New York City.

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