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Fort Bend ISD to host free screening of documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety (5/14/2019)

Event takes place Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Kempner High School’s auditorium


FORT BEND ISD (May 14, 2019) – Fort Bend ISD’s Counseling and Postsecondary Readiness Department is collaborating with IndieFlix to present a free screening of the documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety. The event will take place Thursday, May 16 in Kempner High School’s auditorium (14777 Voss Rd., Sugar Land, 77498), beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative discussion led by FBISD School Counselor Coordinators Kelly Fox and Carlete Metoyer. Free tickets are available and space is limited. Click here to reserve your tickets.


IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of the brand-new documentary. The film was created to start community conversations about anxiety and provide families with tools, resources and hope in dealing with the issue.


Producers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick have one goal: to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Through candid interviews, they utilize the power of film to tell the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they have found solutions and hope. The film also includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available to address the condition.


Part of the beauty of this film is the openness of the children and young adults featured; for some of them, the “Angst” project marks the first time they are publicly sharing their experiences with anxiety. Our hope is that their candidness and bravery will inspire our community to do the same.


While “Angst” documents the struggles some people have with anxiety, it also reveals their hope for the future. Noah, a teenager in the film, describes it this way: “Anxiety doesn’t define me. It’s not just a curse; it also gives me strength.” 


We hope you can join us for this special screening of this documentary.