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May 29, 2024

GGM Germany wins VEZ Volunteer Award

GERMANY, NEWS

The VEZ Voliunteer Awards in Germany selected GGM Germany, our newest chapter, as one of its awardees, honoring 21 projects from 201 applications that have impressed with their innovative and committed contributions. VEZ was…

April 9, 2024

INSIGHT FASHION

SOUTH AFRICA

This film dives deep into thrift culture. The purpose is to familiarize people with thrifting. I want to understand why people thrift and how thrifting benefits them. In addition, I am curious to know their opinions on commercialising…

April 9, 2024

SEEING SOLID

SOUTH AFRICA

‘Seeing Solid’ is a film that is engulfed by the admiration of the graffiti that surrounds the walls of Braamfontein, a suburb that has a concentrated student populace. Some businesses benefit from the artsy nature of the graffiti…

April 9, 2024

SKATE AWAY

SOUTH AFRICA

An observational documentary on how just 23.9% of female skaters are represented in the world of skating. This led to the importance of figuring out whether there are more of us who skate, and how comfortable we are at skateparks…

April 9, 2024

AFRICAN BAKERY

SOUTH AFRICA

African Bakery takes us through Mrs Qondi Nhlapho’s journey as a baker and business owner. The female entrepreneur revisits her story from when she started selling from the comfort of her home, creating job opportunities for others…

April 9, 2024

FINDING HOME

SOUTH AFRICA

Finding Home is a narrative documentary that is observational, which is character based and character driven. The story takes place in South Africa right in the midst of the vibrant city called Braamfontein, where corner to corner you…

April 3, 2024

THE LOVE WITHIN

LOS ANGELES

Produced by the GGM LA 2024 class, focused on the Watts Community in South Central Los Angeles. The video asks the question, What is Community? And the answer they find is LOVE……

March 19, 2024

THE QUESTION OF WHO I AM

LOS ANGELES

A creative and insightful look at the hot topic of identity, using animation and intimate exploration, through the engaging eyes of three LatinX young women living in Los Angeles….

March 7, 2024

MAIA ADELIA WINS

NEWS, UNITED KINGDOM

Global Girl Media UK graduate (2019) Maia Adelia has been awarded the BAFTA Scholarship to support her continuing documentary filmmaking studies at the prestigious National Film and Television School. Since attending the GGM UK Summer…

March 7, 2024

GENTRIFICATION IN KOREATOWN

LOS ANGELES

Several GGM reporters live and grew up in Koreatown, and wanted to both celebrate their neighborhood but also report on how gentrification has changed their lives. This video interviews a local resident activist, a media influencer and…

February 13, 2023

GGM SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

We are GGMSA, GlobalGirl Media South Africa, a non-profit that has powerful global sisters. Our international umbrella organization was born right here in SA. Global filmmakers and journalists saw the need for girls’ voices to be…

February 13, 2023

MELANCHOLY FILM

SOUTH AFRICA

This is the inspirational story of Sinoxolo who bravely shares her journey after being diagnosed with clinical depression. Sinoxolo Mdingi believes everyone can be happy, no matter the position you are in. With her great family support…

October 31, 2022

GENTRIFICATION IN LEIMERT PARK

LOS ANGELES

GGM reporters set out to understand the historically black, significant and creative neighborhood of Leimert Park in Los Angeles, and how gentrification has changed it’s distinct character recently, by interviewing locals,…

May 5, 2022

GGM WINS BLACK GIRLS FREEDOM FUND!

NEWS

We’re proud to be one of 68 grantee partners of the @BlackGirlFreedomFund (BGFF), an initiative of @GrantmakersForGirlsOfColor. Selected by their Grantmaking Council of Black girls, femmes and gender-expansive youth ages 14-22, these…

May 5, 2022

GGM GREECE WINS GRACIE AWARD!

GREECE, NEWS

We are so honored to announce that our  Greek chapter’s documentary short film “Escape to Justice” is among the winners of 47th Annual Gracie Awards. Congratulations to the film’s team of producer/directors/editors: Eli…

October 2, 2021

GGM GREECE HOSTS EVENING “OVER TO HER”

NEWS

Global Girl Media Greece hosts a very special evening in Athens, October 2, 2021. OVER TO HER is a podcast and video series produced by GGM Greece to promote the goals of the United Nation’s Gender Equality Forum. Six videos and…

September 25, 2021

GlobalGirl from Greece gets credit in The Guardian

NEWS

We are proud to announce Andriana Theochari, one of our global girl reporters from Greece worked on a photo-journalism project this summer about the devastating wildfires on the Greek island of Evia, with award-winning photojournalist…

April 22, 2021

BELONGING

UNITED KINGDOM

Dila and Isabella discuss what it’s like to grow up in an ethnically diverse country, the U.K., but still be facing systemic racism and prejudice from primary school to employment. Produced for the GGM UK Summer Digital Training…

December 7, 2020

ZOOM UNIVERSITY

LOS ANGELES

GGM Los Angeles reporters investigate how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted their education, and how online classes, school administrators, students, and teachers are coping….

December 7, 2020

ACTIVISTA: HOLLY MITCHELL

LOS ANGELES

Profile of the incredible former CA State Senator Holly Mitchell, who recently won a seat on the L.A. County Supervisor in the November 2020 election. This is a big job: each Supervisor represents a little over 2 million people and…

December 7, 2020

ACTIVISTA: LENEE RICHARDS

LOS ANGELES

For this second in the Activista Series, we talk with SUPER STAR campaign manager Lenee Richards– the woman in charge of Holly Mitchell’s campaign for LA County Supervisor. She tells us what motivates her work…and her…

December 7, 2020

YOUNG, WOKE AND FREE: NATALIE

LOS ANGELES

In the second episode of our new series “Young, Woke, & Free” GGM LA reporters follow Natalie, who organized a Black Lives Matter protest in Burbank, going up against people in her own family who doubted her. “If you know…

December 7, 2020

YOUNG, WOKE AND FREE: LILA

LOS ANGELES

In the first episode of our new series “Young, Woke, & Free” GGM L.A. reporters get out into the streets and meet Black Lives Matter protestor Lila who shares what inspires and motivates her activism….

November 23, 2020

LITTLE MOTHER

GREECE

A personal, even humorous account of Atta, a child bride from Syria, who is now in Athens, separated from her husband and children, determined to realize her dream of becoming a lawyer….

November 23, 2020

WAITING IN AN ENDLESS LINE

GREECE

This video details the life of every refugee in stark black and white: an endless line of waiting. Also features an original song sung by one of our Globalgirls, originally from Afghanistan, now living in Greece….

November 23, 2020

ESCAPE TO JUSTICE

GREECE, , ,

A searing account of one young refugee woman’s harrowing sexual assault by her smuggler, which inspired her to draw, paint, and eventually find the strength to speak out about the abuse and neglect of women on the move, even from…

August 13, 2020

AMIGAS

GUATEMALA

A poignant video letter from one friend to another who was lost to gun violence in Guatemala….

August 13, 2020

PAPA

GUATEMALA

In a love letter to her father, Claudia tells him how much she misses him since he has left for El Norte, or the United States. Growing up without a father is not easy, especially when he has left his guitar behind……

June 28, 2020

MEHRIN: LOS ANGELES, USA

CORONA #IRL, LOS ANGELES

Mehrin’s family immigrated from Bangladesh to the U.S. when she was ten years old. She has worked extremely hard in school, always dreaming of the day her parents would watch her walk across a graduation stage. But what happens…

June 28, 2020

ARTIOLA: KOSOVO

CORONA #IRL, KOSOVO

Artiola takes us on a quirky journey through her quiet hometown in Kosovo, playfully musing about the effects of the Corona pandemic, even asking the animals what they think of quarantine……

June 27, 2020

MORISHA: London, U.K.

CORONA #IRL, UNITED KINGDOM

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Morisha is quarantined at home with her mother and grandmother. She reports on how her mother, an “essential worker” at a hospital for NHS, has to maintain distance from them to keep her…

June 27, 2020

ADELE AND MAHMONIR: AFGHANISTAN

AFGHANISTAN, CORONA #IRL

Adele and Mahmonir are best friends, both refugees from Afghanistan who met in Greece. But their lives are torn apart when one of them has to leave with her family to go to Germany. This is a story of a remarkable friendship, one that…

June 19, 2020

LUNGILE: SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

Lungile from South Africa discovers there is an emergency domestic violence hotline set up during the Covid-19 crisis, but she also discovers no one knows about it. When she dials the number, no one answers. She interviews a lawyer and…

June 19, 2020

CONTRA: Los Angeles, U.S.

CORONA #IRL, LOS ANGELES

Contra turns 21 during the Covid-19 pandemic, and even though she doesn’t get to celebrate as planned, she shares how spending her teen years battling serious depression actually prepared her well for the disappointment, anxiety,…

June 19, 2020

KAMO: SOUTH AFRICA

CORONA #IRL, SOUTH AFRICA

Kamo reports on all the misinformation circulating around her about the Covid-19 crisis, but then meets a nurse living in her building that tells her what its like to be on the frontlines of the pandemic in South Africa,…

June 19, 2020

YENIFER; GUATEMALA

CORONA #IRL, GUATEMALA

Yenifer, a teenager from Guatemala, struggles with the death of her grandmother, who died from lung and heart problems because she wasn’t able to access the public clinic during Covid-19….

June 19, 2020

LULARTA: KOSOVO

CORONA #IRL, KOSOVO

Lularta from Kosovo shares her relatively calm COVID-19 experience isolating at home. But when the government of Kosovo collapses, and her mother talks about the lockdown triggering memories of trauma from the war, Lularta wonders:…

June 19, 2020

ANITA: KOSOVO

CORONA #IRL, KOSOVO

Anita shares with wit and bravery her experience of watching her mother go through a scary surgery during the Covid pandemic, and how much family means in these trying times….

June 19, 2020

NAOMI: London, U.K.

CORONA #IRL, UNITED KINGDOM

Naomi is concerned about her friend Rita who was forced to leave university and return home to a domestic violence situation during the Covid-19 crisis. She investigates the larger question of people’s overall mental health, and…

June 17, 2020

ANNOUNCING OUR COVID #IRL VIDEO SERIES

NEWS

16 Stories, 16 Girls, 8 Countries A look at the pandemic through the critical lens of girls of color, globally Highlighting the challenges, new ideas, and hopes of a generation of young women that is proving itself vital in leading the…

June 17, 2020

KARMEN: CHICAGO

CHICAGO, CORONA #IRL

Karmen is a single-mom trying to balance motherhood, online classes, and parenting a toddler…all while dealing with Covid-19. Her story is relatable for young mothers everywhere….

June 17, 2020

HIYAB: LOS ANGELES

CORONA #IRL, LOS ANGELES

Taking part in the nationwide racial justice protests against police brutality, violence and murder, Hiyab shares how difficult this moment in history is for young black women. “Their leadership has given me hope, has given me…

June 17, 2020

ARYAN: AFGHANISTAN

AFGHANISTAN, CORONA #IRL

Aryan, a 15-year old refugee from Afghanistan, tries to video her living center in Berlin but is not allowed to show the crowded conditions, with many refugees coming and going, and the difficulty of maintaining social distance. When…

April 1, 2020

INVISIBLE

UNITED KINGDOM

Women exist everywhere, their stories and voices however, are often drowned out by the experiences of men when it comes to topics like knife crime in London. In this short film, womens’ voices, perspectives and experiences rise…

April 1, 2020

SPEAK UP

UNITED KINGDOM

A short documentary on the sexual harassment of young women in the U.K., especially how wearing a school uniform increases this. Interviews online help girls come forward……

February 12, 2020

SOME THOUGHTS ON AGING

NYC, , , ,

GlobalGirl’s newest chapter in NYC tackles the issue of aging, what it means to women and girls, how the media and society approach aging for women, and ultimately where they will be when they are “old….er”…

February 4, 2020

KOEK SISTER

SOUTH AFRICA, , ,

Profile of a poet/singer/performing artist, Koek Sista, who lives in Johannesburg. She also owns a cake making business, and is a mom, profile of a young South African entrepreneur extraordinaire: “if you stop moving, you…

February 4, 2020

NEW TRADITIONS

SOUTH AFRICA,

A video about the concept of freedom and personal space, fashion, and modernity. Fascinating look at South African art, style and history. “You are as modern as you are in your context…”…

January 24, 2020

SCOOTER (IN) JUSTICE

LOS ANGELES

One of our GlobalGirls in Los Angeles, Cris gets stopped by a police officer in Glendale on her way to our training. She’s told it’s actually illegal to be riding her scooter here, yet there was no signage anywhere. Besides…

January 24, 2020

SOFJIA’S STORY

KOSOVO

Meet Sofije, a strong, young woman. She was diagnosed with eye cancer since she was one year old and when she turned 16,  she launched her own organisation called “Nur”….

October 26, 2019

ATHENS DEMOCRACY FORUM, REPORTER ARIAN ASHORY

GREECE

Young 15 year old reporter, Arian Ashory, an Afghan refugee living in Greece attends the famous Athens Democracy Forum, and the the chance to ask the new Prime Minister of Greece, Mitsotakis what his policy will be for refugees….

October 1, 2019

HOME, JOSELYN’S STORY

BAY AREA

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. As a mother now, she reflects on the…

September 10, 2019

FREEDOM

GREECE

What is Freedom, how do you get, it keep it? Interviews with migrants, refugees and Greek citizens in the streets of Athens proves freedom to be a strange and complex feeling. The video was produced by GlobalGirl Media Greece, a…

September 4, 2019

WE ARE GGM CHICAGO!

CHICAGO,

Sample reel of what we are up to in Chicago. Meet our girl reporters, hear our stories. Girls are disrupting the Chicago media space, taking it to the streets and into the City Halls to ask tough questions about issues that matter to girls….

August 26, 2019

UNDER THE LEMON TREE

GREECE

Two young refugee girls from Afghanistan meet in Greece where they attend an amazing Greek High School, that welcomes them, along with greek students and other refugee kids. The video was produced by GlobalGirl Media Greece, a project…

August 15, 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES OF GGM MOROCCO

MOROCCO

A fun look at all the training and reports that the GlobalGirls did in Morocco from Sept. 12 through October 7, 2011. This program was made possible by a grant from the US Embassy, Morocco and a partnership with ISCA, RABAT….

August 15, 2019

WHO IS CHICAGO GGM?

CHICAGO

Sample reel of what we are up to in Chicago. Meet our girl reporters, hear our stories. Girls are disrupting the Chicago media space, taking it to the streets and into the City Halls to ask tough questions about issues that matter to girls….

August 10, 2019

THROWING SHADE(S)

LOS ANGELES

Profile of two top transgender performers in Los Angeles who are of color, a behind-the-scenes look at what it means to “throw shade” in today’s world of identity politics and culture….

August 5, 2019

KOSOVO GIRLS DEFYING ISOLATION LIMITS

NEWS

We’re excited to share an article from GlobalGirl Media Kosovo. Despite the isolation these girls face–many of the girl who work with GGM Kosovo have never even travelled outside Kosovo–their voices have been heard internationally…

August 1, 2019

UNDER THE LEMON TREE

NEWS

A bittersweet good-bye to life as a refugee girl in Greece “ I love my Greek school, it’s the first time I’ve ever really felt safe and welcome at school,” Adele tells me as we walk together towards the station for the metro she takes…

July 19, 2019

PURITY’S POWER IS THE CAMERA

KENYA

Purity, from Samburu County, Northern Kenya speaking up for #girlsrights and #conservation. A media training project that took place in May, 2019 in partnership with Samburu Girls Foundation, BRAVE, and A24Media…

July 17, 2019

SOPHIA RISING

KENYA

A story of a Kenyan girl who begs her father for an education, and against all cultural odds, escapes child marriage to go on to be the first person in her Samburu family to go to university. Produced in collaboration with BRAVE and…

June 10, 2019

AKHONA’S STORY

SOUTH AFRICA

Profile of a global girl in South Africa, who tells the story of how her family and community grew to accept her as a lesbian.Profile of a global girl in South Africa, who tells the story of how her family and community grew to accept…

May 10, 2019

PEINET FOR THE PLANET

KENYA

Short summary of one girl’s experiences taking the BRAVE/Samburur Girls Foundation and GlobalGirl Media Media and Conservation Training in Samburu County, Kenya….

April 17, 2019

THE QIAS SISTERS

GREECE

Two sisters, Afghan refugees tell their story about coming to Greece, and now they are not certain where they will be living in the future……

March 17, 2019

GIRLS OR CONSERVATION

KENYA

In May of 2019, a group of teenage girls from East Africa participated in a media training and road trip through some of Kenya’s wildest places and conservation reserves, to interview lodge owners, conservationists, researchers…

March 1, 2019

MY VOICE IS IMPORTANT

GREECE

First Training video for a group of young refugee women in Athens. As they learn to frame and shoot, they also say why their voice is important and needs to he heard….

October 10, 2018

CODE RED

LOS ANGELES

A playful look at the stigma girls face around their periods. What’s that costume? A giant vulva?…

October 10, 2018

EVERYWHERE WE GO

LOS ANGELES

A poignant look at what it means to suffer from depression and other mental health issues in the African American or Latino community….

August 11, 2018

KRUSHE MADHE: VILLAGE OF WIDOWS

KOSOVO

Portrait of a village in Kosovo that lost all its men during the war, told by women who survived by starting a cooperative business, years later they revisit the tragedy….

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