Lake Washington Schools Foundation coordinates regular documentary screenings for students and families of Lake Washington School District. These documentaries focus on issues facing our youth today.
Recent screenings include:
Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help us all flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.
Angst – Raising Awareness around Anxiety
Producers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick of the IndieFlix Original documentary, Angst 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’ve found solutions and hope.
LIKE – About Finding Balance in a Digital World
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary about finding a balance in our digital world. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know? By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.
Upstanders – About Resilience and the Power of Connection to End Bullying
The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying among 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 to create systemic change.
Thank you to our sponsor Overlake Medical Center & Clinics for helping make these screenings possible.