‘Finding Kind’ Streams Exclusively for Limited Time on Indieflix
Demand for screenings of girl-on-girl bullying documentary at all-time high- now you can watch at home.
(Part of a series about streaming entertainment vs. commercial cable and satellite)
Streaming movie service ‘IndieFlix’ announced today it will make “Finding Kind,” a documentary about meanness in girl world, available exclusively on IndieFlix.com from March 1-15, 2015. The documentary follows two friends who travel across the US to expose the truth about girl bullying. It has screened in nearly 1,000 schools internationally, and currently screens somewhere in America every day during the school year.
About the Movie
In ‘Finding Kind,’ filmmakers Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, who met while in school at Pepperdine University, set out in a cross-country journey of discovery and education.
Interviewing women and girls along the way about their lives and experiences, Paul and Thompson find, among all of the unique personal stories, some universal truths about growing up as girls.
‘Finding Kind’ is a document of that journey, and of the filmmakers’ quest to take these experiences and find a common ground of kindness and mutual respect. In addition to all of the individual girls and women who share their personal experiences about girl on girl bullying with the filmmakers, Paul and Thompson include interviews with respected experts and authors in the fields of psychology, education, and the interrelationships of women and girls.
Indieflix CEO, Scilla Andreen and filmmakers Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson feel it is important to make the film more accessible to those who don’t see it in their schools. Bullying, especially between girls, continues to be a crisis across the country. According to a 2014 study sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, 83% of girls and 79% of boys reported being bullied either in school or online sometime during their years in school.
Andreen says, “When I first watched ‘Finding Kind,’ it reminded me of when I was bullied and all the mean girls I encountered. This film is a change agent. It transforms the way we treat each other and demonstrates the power of film.’ We have always screened it offline because we felt it was important to watch with a group and then have a conversation. Now we want to make it available for a brief time for those who could not afford a screening or were unable to attend a screening in their community.”
The filmmakers will also be promoting the film on a national speaking tour before and during the two-week release. To watch the documentary during the free trial, visit indieflix.com and click on ‘Finding Kind.’ You can also access IndiFlix on Roku, Xbox, FireTV, iOS and Sony.
Founded by filmmakers in 2005, IndieFlix is a membership-based streaming service that has become one of the most meaningful global online platforms in the industry. IndieFlix gives film lovers access to thousands of high quality independent shorts, features, documentaries and web-series from film festivals around the world via, Roku, Xbox, Sony, FireTV, iOS and all internet connected devices including smart phones and tablets. IndieFlix’s mission is to champion filmmakers, launch careers, rethink traditional approaches to distribution, and celebrate the artistry and impact of independent film. IndieFlix’s unique royalty payment system “RPM” Royalty Pool Minutes pays filmmakers for every minute watched.