The Upstanders — A documentary about resilience and the power of peers to end bullying.
It seems that we have all been a bully at one time or another. When we look in the mirror we sometimes say things to ourselves we would never say to someone else. When we treat ourselves well we model for others how we want to be treated and how others should treat themselves. It has to start with us.
The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying amongst friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together. As with all of our films, The Upstanders will provide resources, tools, and hope as well as access to well established anti-bullying school programs already making a difference.
The film will be appropriate for ages 10 and up.
The Upstanders is the third in a trilogy and a follow-up to IndieFlix Foundation’s highly-successful films, such as the recently released, LIKE a documentary about the impact of social media on our lives and, Angst: Raising Awareness About Anxiety, which features Olympic Gold Medalist, Michael Phelps. Angst and LIKE have been subtitled into 7 languages, and to date screened in 1700 schools and communities in 23 countries reaching over 1M students, adults and educators in the last 16 months.
The Upstanders is slated for release Fall 2019 and will be the newest addition to an arsenal of social, emotional impact films and curricula that create positive, solution-focused change in the world.
The Upstanders team
Nicole Jon Sievers