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  1. This innovative youth-produced video uses a sex-positive and LGBTQ-inclusive educational approach as a practical alternative to abstinence-only education. The voices of HIV positive urban youth encourage their peers to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS through safer-sex practices and activism.
    To purchase a full-length version of the film visit beyondmedia.org

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  2. The Empowered Fe Fes, a peer group of young women aged 16 to 24 with different disabilities, strike again with their second video production, an insightful investigation into the truths about sex and disability. In the video, the Fe Fes educate themselves about sex from many angles by talking with activists and scholars. The viewer tags along on a date between a woman with a disability and her able-bodied boyfriend, exploring relationship issues of dating with a disability over a candle-lit dinner.

    To purchase the full version visit our website http://www.beyondmedia.org.

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  3. The Empowered Fe Fes (slang for female), a group of young women with disabilities, hit the streets of Chicago on a quest to discover the difference between how they see themselves and how others see them. Their revelations are humorous, thought provoking and surprising. As the young women grapple with issues as diverse as access, education, employment, sexuality and growing up with disabilities, they address their audience with a sense of urgency, as if to say, "I need to tell you so you'll see me differently."

    To purchase the full version visit our website http://www.beyondmedia.org

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  4. (The Empowered Fe Fes Take On Bullying) was produced in a workshop with the junior group of the Empowered Fe Fes, a project of Access Living in Chicago. In this film, 13 young women with disabilities explore school-based bullying by interviewing people on why bullying happens and how they respond, then acting out common experiences with new solutions. The Empowered Fe Fes demand viewers to consider bullying as a serious issue of discrimination, letting us know that we can work together to both understand the stop the problem.

    To purchase the full video you can visit http://www.beyondmedia.org

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  5. TURNING A CORNER tells the stories of people involved in the sex trade and their efforts to raise public awareness of systemic injustice and promote needed reforms. Created in a media activism workshop with over a dozen members of Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART), this groundbreaking film recounts their survival and triumph over homelessness, violence and discrimination, and gives rare insights into Chicago's sex trade industry. (60 minutes).

    To purchase the full-length documentary visit our website http://www.beyondmedia.org

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Beyondmedia Education's Trailers

Beyondmedia Education

Beyondmedia Education works with under-served and under-represented women, youth and communities to tell their stories, connect their stories to the world around us, and organize for social justice through the creation and distribution of media arts.

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Beyondmedia Education works with under-served and under-represented women, youth and communities to tell their stories, connect their stories to the world around us, and organize for social justice through the creation and distribution of media arts.

Our goal is to equip women and youth to document and communicate their stories, allow them to serve as educators and role models for others, influence public policy, and generate social transformation.

We have made films with women and girls with disabilities, street prostitutes and victims of the sex trade in Chicago, girls working to end violence in their communities, HIV+ youth and more.

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