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The Power of Expression | Girls on the Wall Film Module

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This module takes a look at a drama therapy program at a juvenile detention center for girls in Illinois. Viewers watch as the girls struggle to make sense of their own stories and how they can be used collectively to tell a transformative narrative.

Transfusion | Knocking Film Module

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This clip follows the Thomas family as they struggle to obtain a bloodless liver transplant for their son Seth. It examines the complexities of medical decision-making as family and physicians try to follow religious beliefs and save a young man’s life. Medical ethicists reflect on the Witness’s role in obtaining advancements in treatment that may benefit many people.

Seizing Their Stories | Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story Film Module

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In this module, we hear Cyntoia analyze and reflect on her past sexual history and victimization as well as one step she recently took in prison in response to that past.

Seizing Their Stories: Rosa | Girls on the Wall Film Module

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In this module, viewers reexamine Rosa’s snapshot from "Rosa's Story: Portraits of Girls in the Criminal Justice System" with an eye to examples of her resiliency.

Rosa's Story: Portraits of Girls in the Criminal Justice System | Film Module

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This module takes a look at a teen girl currently under the supervision of the criminal justice system; she is serving a short sentence in an Illinois juvenile detention center. Viewers get snapshots of her childhood and family and some of the adversity she faced in her life.

Cyntoia Reflects: Role Models and Mentors | Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story Film Module

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In this module, viewers examine the ways that individuals, even under difficult circumstances, can inspire others. We see a teen girl serving a life sentence who reflects on her choices.

Shadya and Morad | Shadya Film Module

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In this module, students meet Shadya’s fiancé, Morad. Shadya's own opinions about her independent spirit and continued participation in karate are shown in contrast with the opinions of her family members and fiance. Her coach, Danny, attends her wedding and visits the newlyweds in their new home.

An Israeli Arab’s Experience | Shadya Film Module

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In this module, students meet 17-year-old Shadya Zoabi, an Israeli Arab karate champion who is fiercely independent despite growing up in a male-dominated, Muslim culture. At the same time, Shadya grapples with the challenges that Muslims face as citizens of Israel. Her internal conflicts intensify when she meets the Palestinian team at a karate competition.

Cyntoia's Story: Portraits of Girls in the Criminal Justice System | Film Module

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This module takes a look at a teen girl currently under the supervision of the criminal justice system; she is serving a life sentence in an adult state prison in Tennessee. Viewers get snapshots of her childhood and family and some of the adversity she faced in her life.