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2022 Breakout Topic Videos

Title: Menstrual Equity

Filmmaker: Riezel-Nicole "Riez" Escoto

About this film: In this short animated film, two members of ‘Ilima Intermediate School’s Activist Club, Riez and Alana, recount how a group of middle school students and their teacher, Sarah "Mili" Milianta-Laffin (Houston ’06) came together to end period poverty in schools across the state of Hawaii.

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2021 Breakout Topic Videos

Title: Keiki to Kupuna This Is Our Why

Filmmaker: Ikaika Kaʻahanui

About this film: The story of a family from the Windward side of Oahu sharing their reasons why it is important to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

2020 Breakout Topic Videos

Title: Caring For Your Mental Health

Filmmaker: Zoey Duan

About this film: Filmed as part of the 2020 Hawaii Children and Youth Summit opening video series, Caring For Your Mental Health features Zoey Duan, a youth from the island of Oahu, discussing the importance of maintaining your personal mental health, and manners by which you may do so.

Title: Generations

Filmmaker: Christian Cristobal

About the film: Filmmaker Christian Cristobal, is a youth from O'ahu. This film is about my family’s reproductive history with an intersectional approach that briefly touches upon the limited freedom of choices they had due to a lack of education, generational trauma, and poverty. These stories look at the different generations in my family and how we fought for a better life in educating, healing, and ending the cycle of poverty from my grandmothers, to my parents, and myself. Produced during the 2020 Reproductive Justice Reel Camp for Girls with the help of Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking.

Title: Pretty Good Start

Filmmakers: Kadee Wauke & Zoe Payne

About the film: Filmmakers Zoe & Kadee are youth from O'ahu. This short film was made with the support of Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking and the Sierra Club during the 2020 Environmental Justice Reel Camp for Girls

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Are you passionate about issues related to physical and mental health? The focus of this breakout session will be on issues related to helping youth lead healthy lives.


Some examples of topics that could fit under this theme are: having healthier food and beverage choices available to students in school, increased physical activity opportunities for youth at schools and at parks and recreation centers, making sure youth have access to health care, preventing illegal drug use in youth, preventing suicide, and increasing mental health support and resources for kids.

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