Objectification to Exploitation
by Jasmine Abraham, Ernesto Hernandez , Yukon High School
Our media today has become hypersexualized, telling women that they are only objects meant for beauty, and even if we can't reach that (airbrushed) beauty, we should still try...and when we can't reach this beauty, it leaves us vulnerable and easy to exploit.
This film is meant to portray the tie between the media and pornography, and how pornography fuels human trafficking.
We had the privilege of working with Jasmine in Oklahoma City this past year, were impressed by her courage to allow her image to be posted on our billboard, and are now excited to see what she and her team have created to help raise awareness! We want to help them win!!
Please watch and share the video they've created for the Girls Impact the World Film Festival:
The Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and Connecther, is a film festival and scholarship program in which high school and undergraduate college students submit 3-5 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women's issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child-marriage, sex-trafficking, poverty alleviation, etc.
Winners will receive a monetary prize, film distribution channels via SIC, Connecther and Creative Visions networks, as well as an internship opportunity at Creative Visions in Los Angeles. An official screening and red carpet will take place at the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, MA on February 22, 2014.
Their films tell stories about girls and women that raise awareness, envision in film the possibilities of our time for females globally, and propose solutions, all the while providing the young adult voice an outlet in a compelling medium.
This is an easy way we can work together and make a difference! Sp, watch and share...keep sharing and share often!!