May 21, 2013

IndieFlix & Finding Kind - Official Review ~~~~GIVEAWAY Ended!~~~

I was contacted through The Living Free Project and asked to review IndieFlix and specifically a newly released film on bullying called Finding Kind. I have always LOVED independent films, so this was a great chance for me to get a free 3 month subscription to the site and since I get to use it on my roku - it was an even better deal!!! I also have been given the opportunity to giveaway some free 2 month subscriptions to my incredible vistors, so keep on reading to see how to get in on this great offer! 
About IndieFlix - 
For far too long, filmmakers have been forced to either sell out or starve. Thousands of brilliant, creative minds submit their works to festivals, hoping to find meaningful distribution yet fewer than 1% actually do.  We’re here to level the playing field. Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix is part champion, part curator; our mission is to democratize distribution and provide significant revenue for filmmakers.
IndieFlix is a community of independent filmmakers and fans. Through its membership-based streaming service, IndieFlix helps filmmakers translate artistic vision into commercial success, and gives film lovers access to high quality independent films not otherwise available. IndieFlix’s mission is to champion filmmakers, rethink traditional approaches to distribution, and celebrate the artistry and impact of independent film. Please visit IndieFlix at http://indieflix.com
First off we are LOVING IndieFlix! Since we are big animation fans, KM and I spent some time the first afternoon watching some great shorts and our favorites had to be Frankie Rulez, Cafe Rendezvous and Firefly and The Coffee Machine. I also picked a few web-series to try out and I enjoyed Secret Millionaires, Genrefinity, Vegan 101 and found The Crew super interesting! With channels like dark comediesmusicpolitics, family, and food, the selection of incredible films, shorts, and documentaries has something for everyone. 

The only real issue that I have with IndieFlix is that on the Roku there is no way to know what the maturity level of the programs are before watching them. On the website itself, you can filter into 3 categories - All ages, Ages 13+ and Ages 17+. Now for our household, having just a 15 year old, these categories are fine, but if I had the Littles here I don't know how comfortable I would be showing them anything that I hadn't prescreened as there is a big difference in material I would allow a 4 year old to watch compared to a 10 year old. 



About Finding Kind -  
In February 2009, two young women, Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson joined forces having both been affected by female bullying throughout their youth and decided to create change by giving females a platform to speak out about this universal experience. What began as an idea for a documentary about girl-against-girl bullying, ultimately became Kind Campaign, an internationally recognized movement, documentary, and school assembly program based on the powerful belief in KINDness that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl “crime.”
In this endearing documentary, a pair of best friends (who happen to be queen-bee pretty girls, but no matter) travel the country speaking with middle and high school girls about their pain and the pain they’ve caused others. It’s a sweet, earnest addition to the current anti-bullying movement. A few confessional scenes—little girls in braces pouring their broken hearts into the camera—will stick with you. LINDY WEST (the Stranger)

This film should be mandatory for every female to watch! I don't say that lightly, but I will say it again -  This film should be MANDATORY for every female to watch! Within minutes I was on the verge of tears. This is a film that every girl, teen, woman regardless of race or economic status can relate to. It was really interesting to see the historical footage and to see that this has been going on forever. This is not a new phenomenon, but it needs to end! Girls need to realize that they are not alone. They are not the only ones being treated this way, but also that that fact does not make it okay. Mothers need to sit down and watch this with their daughters, discuss what is going on with the child, what has gone on with the mother and what you can do to change this horrific ongoing issue. We all need to realize that we are the only ones who can end this! 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GIVEAWAY Ended!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now for the giveaway --- be one of the first ten to pass this on through google+ or twitter and mention me - @fairiemom78 & @kindcampaign -  then send me an email directly at reviews@thelivingfreeproject.com I will send you directions on how to get a 2 month free indieflix subscription! 
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