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“My favorite part of Sisters Action Media was when we got our cameras and began to film. Also another one of my favorite parts  [was] meeting the other girls in the program. The most important thing I learned in SAM  is looking at media in a different way and always looking to see what the message is behind that picture, music video, etc. This program has affected me as a media maker, consumer, and human being  by making me feel that I have a greater responsibility and that I have a voice. Also I can change things through my filmmaking.  I enjoyed being a part of this program and I hope that  it goes on!!”

For her personal film, Kaylah chose to explore her interest in Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Watch Kaylah’s film below:  “What is an HBCU?”

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‎”I feel so much more empowered to create media and actually make a change after [Sisters Action Media]. It made me seriously reconsider my own abilities and sparked a drive to do more beyond the program.”
 -Rachel
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“I made an experimental film which follows my normal school day and my thoughts about it. I wanted to make it because my education is probably the biggest part of my life now, and I think a lot of high school-aged students can probably relate.”

Watch Rachel’s personal film, “My Life In A Day.”

This week students started editing footage for their personal films. We are using the program Final Cut Pro.

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Students are exploring a range of topics in their films:

Teen girls and self-esteem
Happiness
Self-love
Peer pressure around sex
Mixed feelings about high school
Perceptions around Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Standardized Testing in the college admissions process
and more….

We will post videos on our blog in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

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