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Code Academy

by Nisha Ganatra

The Equal Futures Academy addresses gender disparity by keeping boys and girls separate until 18. But at what price to these teenagers’ identities?

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Crossover

by Tina Mabry

In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.

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Fishbowl

by Kayo Hatta, Linda Barry, and Eleanor Nakama-Mitsungaga

Adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, this dramatic short follows 13-year-old Lovey of Hilo, Hawaii, as she tries to be anything but herself.

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Teacher in a Box

by Tanuj Sachdev Chopra

A jaded teacher being replaced by a digital avatar protects girl who invented a product that will make millions for the corporation owning the school.

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