Film is a great way to share a story! When working with teens we can use films to help raise awareness, share information, and start conversations. Using films made by and for teens is a good way to develop rapport and raise and honor the voices of youth. Here is a collection of resources that do just that!
Scenarios USA. A "nonprofit organization that that uses writing and filmmaking to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression in underserved teens."
Reel Grrls. On this site you will find a collection of short films that address relationships, sexuality, and communication. Each film also includes a lesson plan. This organization "empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production." The Reel Grrls YouTube Channel has a collection of works, all available for free.
In Our Lending Library
Meet 50 incredibly diverse students who take us on a powerful, intimate journey to see how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are shaping the lives of today's American teens. An uplifting and surprisingly funny film that accessibly demonstrates how gender-based expectations are deeply intertwined with homophobia, and are also impacted by race, ethnicity, and class (from DVD jacket).
Let's Talk About It | Teens Speak About Unhealthy Relationships