A United Nations Experience

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A United Nations Experience

A United Nations Experience

A United Nations Experience is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. In 2014, a 16 year-old student attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues with her school, Ahahuacalmecac.

Film Festival Acceptances: Rivercity Underground Film Festival (Best High School Documentary),Red Nation International Film Festival, Bright Ideas Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, Cine Las Americas Film Festival, #AmLatino Film Festival, SonderBlu Film Festival, The Cecil County Independent Film Festival, Scout Film Festival (Best Documentary 18 & Under Nominee)

Film Festival Nominations & Awards:

  • Rivercity Underground Film Festival – Best High School Documentary
  • Scout Film Festival – Best Documentary 18 & Under Nominee


Questions for discussion following the viewing:

  1. Have you ever encountered a time in your life where you knew right away that you had to contribute to your community, a loved one, or people in general? Describe that time and what prompted your call to action. 
  1. In the summer of 2020, we saw activists around the country address the roots of racism and colonialism. In what ways can you get involved to change the roots of racism and colonialism in your community? In our present society?
  1. If you are already involved in organizations and protests, in what ways do you plan to continue contributing to changing the roots of racism and colonialism in modern day times?  

Feeling Inspired? Please consider selecting at least one of the following to bring a positive change in our society.

Calls to Action for a United Nations Experience:

* Look into the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous People to get a more in-depth understanding of what it is and how it works.

* Educate yourself and others about systemic racism and indigenous communities around the globe and even within your own community. 

*Consider surrounding yourself with people who often have a positive mindset and are focused on social change.

*Create a small environment where you can come together with people in your community to make a change happen in your community. 

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