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A United Nations Experience

The Representation Project, 2020

In 2014, a 16 year-old student attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues with her school, Ahahuacalmecac. She soon realized that many indigenous communities across the globe often face a lot of the similar obstacles and challenges within their communities

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Beyond the Model

The Representation Project, 2020

After the assaults and discrimination of Asians because of COVID-19, this film shines a light on what it is like be a “model minority” in an increasingly divided America

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Black Till It’s Backwards

The Representation Project, 2020

Words can be more impactful when you have something to look at while they’re being said. This short film is a visual piece to a poem filmmaker Tre Shearer wrote

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Our Bodies

Bloody Sheets

The Representation Project, 2020

While hearing from three different women on menstruation, we follow a teenage girl dealing with her period without sacrificing her comedic nature.

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Born Amish

The Representation Project, 2020

An Amish family in Maine lives life off the grid and on the land, making the most of daylight.

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Creating a Chasm

The Representation Project, 2020

This film explores how COVID-19 is increasing the education gap among students in the United States.

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Filters of Life

The Representation Project, 2020

Living in a two bedroom home with 2 different families, filmmaker Angelica Rubio embarks on a path to understand family dynamics, vulnerability, and personhood.

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Growing Up Gen Z

The Representation Project, 2020

5 kids across the Gen Z spectrum consider the influence technology has had on their development thus far, and its potential effects on those coming after.

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Home: Joselyn’s Story

The Representation Project, 2019

A film about home, love, and motherhood, “Home: Joselyn’s Story” is the story of Joselyn, who was brought to the United States from Honduras by her mother when she was 9 years old.

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In a Body

The Representation Project, 2019

“In A Body” brings awareness to what struggling with body image looks like and creates an open and honest dialogue with individuals who have successfully overcome body image issues.

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Mama

The Representation Project, 2020

Hear from three black mothers who tell of their hopes and fear for their black children entering a discriminating America.

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Ni Yankwik Xinachtli i

The Representation Project, 2020

This film explores Indigenous generational knowledge on medicinal plants and alternative medicine, and how the seed is reflective of the person and the prayer of the universe.

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Nuestros Rostros

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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Poh

The Representation Project, 2020

Displacement and unease of Lao civilians cause a young boy named Phomma to seek refuge in the United States, the “land of the free.”

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Pushed Out

The Representation Project, 2020

Oakland becomes more and more modernized and safe due to gentrification. At a glance, it looks like these new changes are all great but once you look closer you see the damage gentrification has had on Oakland natives.

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Pollution

The Air I Breathe

The Representation Project, 2020

Wilmington, California is one of the most polluted cities in the United States. In this short documentary, the filmmaker explores our relationship to our natural environment and makes a plea to stop polluting the air we breathe.

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The Inbetween

The Representation Project, 2020

Filmmaker Mia Jay Pachirat explores living between the abled and disabled and what it means to have your foot in two different worlds

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