2013-2014 SOW Student Showcase

The start of summer marks the end of another great academic year for our university students. Help us celebrate the creativity and talent of our network by checking out select projects from the 2013-2014 school year. A mix of SOW-sponsored and personal projects, the films below successfully further our mission to shine a light on progress, celebrate diverse narratives, and elevate conversation around topics that shape our culture and our communities.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Title: Students of the World UNC Promo Video

Summary: A promotional video introducing the Students of the World UNC chapter and their mission to make a difference.

Team: Josh Richardson, Lisa Dzera, and Wynton Wong



University of Texas at Austin

Title: Skin Deep

Summary: Skin Deep is a short documentary that explores the often-ignored culture of racially-charged attacks on the UT campus and proposes an academic solution.

Team: Aidan Myles Green, Hannah Whisenant, Lilli Smith, and Jessica Griffin

Title: Anthropos Arts

Summary: Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship.

Team: Carola Guerrero de Leon, Jesus Gerdel, Katie Ratcliffe, Kristina Van, Lilli Smith, and Victoria Prescott


University of California, Berkeley

Title: Overcooked: Keystone XL Pipeline

Summary: The United States is currently in the process of expanding the Keystone Pipeline which will be used to transport tar sands across the country from Canada to Texas. Due to its detrimental effects, UC Berkeley students protest the expansion of the pipeline on campus.

Team: Brett Tanonaka, Jaimie Park, Reaa Puri, Angela Li, Danny Cheng, Jessica Rico


Title: Where Are the Women?

Summary: Women are inaccurately represented in the media. This documentary was made to combat the negative images we see every day while simultaneously representing real young women.

Team: Reaa Puri, Danielle Bezalel, Lana Lam, Serah Isaac, Jaimie Park


University of San Francisco

Title: A Day and Age with San Jalisco

Summary: The story of a small Mexican restaurant's perseverance. How San Jalisco, owned by the Reyes family and located near the heart of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood,  survives in a day and age of rising costs and fierce gentrification.

Team: Christian Ovando


Boston University

Title: Dirty Seagull

Summary: An animated short that highlights the Boston Harbor Clean-up Project. This film aired on pivot throughout April in celebration of Earth Month.

Team: Connor Murdock

We are heading into the 2014-2015 school year with optimism and excitement. At SOW we are using the summer months to get feedback from students and continue to find ways to improve our programming and the opportunities we provide students and emerging filmmakers. Email your feedback to trevor@studentsoftheworld.org.

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