Girl Tech Collective 2012

A Mother's Struggle

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In this documentary, the director, along with her mother and siblings, tell the very intimate story of a mother’s addiction. The director’s message is one of compassion for those who battle substance abuse in their lives. Running Time: 4.5 minutes

Angel Ballejos

Angel Ballejos was born and raised in the South Valley of Albuquerque. She attends the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School. Angel is currently working on her acting career, and is also interested in becoming a pediatrician because she enjoys helping others. Angel's Girl Tech video was accepted and screened at the 2013 International Experiments in Cinema festival, the 2013 Allied Media Conference, and the 2013 Women & Creativity screening event in Albuquerque.

Let's Talk About Sex ... Or Maybe Not

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Based on three actual stories told by young people in New Mexico after participating in a survey on youth health access, this video recreates what it can be like for young people to access health services and information. Running Time: 6.5 minutes

Christian Redbird

Christian Redbird is a college sophomore who works with Albuquerque youth by teaching sex education and how to access health care. She is currently working on a degree in Political Science at Central New Mexico Community College. She plans to stay involved with non-profit organizations, like Young Women United, that fight for reproductive justice. Christian's Girl Tech video has been screened at the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver and the 2013 University of New Mexico Indigenous Film Festival in Albuquerque.

Recognition: Young Parents in New Mexico

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This touching documentary on young parents features both the personal stories of the directors and of one Albuquerque family. Also featured is the work being done in New Mexico to transform how young parents are viewed and supported. Running Time: 6.5 minutes

Diana Garcia

Diana Garcia was born in ‘Burque, NM. She has participated in community building work such as feeding the homeless, fundraising, and protesting. She became a member of Young Women United in the summer of 2010, and most recently joined the board of directors. Diana is a writer of poetry and stories and is a student at Highland High School. Diana and Georgia's Girl Tech video was accepted to be screened at the 2013 San Diego Latino Film Festival, the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, the 2013 International Experiments in Cinema Festival, the 2013 Bay Area Youth Media Network Festival, and the 2013 Women & Creativity screening event in Albuquerque.

Georgia West

Georgia West was born and raised in New Mexico. She has volunteered and been a member of Young Women United since 2011, and is passionate about the work she does there. Georgia is a student at Albuquerque High School. She loves helping her community. Diana and Georgia's Girl Tech video was accepted to be screened at the 2013 San Diego Latino Film Festival, the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, the 2013 International Experiments in Cinema Festival, the 2013 Bay Area Youth Media Network Festival, and the 2013 Women & Creativity screening event in Albuquerque.