I use this assignment as a group project, but it can be individual. Students will create a public service video on a topic they feel is an issue that needs to be addressed nationally or globally. Example issues are: women's rights, freedom of religion, refugee crisis, homelessness, etc. You can tweak the topic to anything specific or allow students to choose a topic. This allows the students an opportunity to connect curriculum in the classroom with current events going on in the world. Students really enjoy the opportunity to create their own movie in their own way and highlight an issue that they feel is important and worth addressing.
I have also attached a worksheet for the students to peer review the videos when they watch them. It gives students something to do as they watch the videos. There is also a reflection they can do on which video they liked the best.