Westgate is hosting a virtual screening of the IndieFlix film, The Upstanders, on Wednesday, October 28th 6 pm – 8 pm. The film includes on-site interviews with Westgate students, families and staff members. An interactive panel discussion directly follows the film and will be hosted by the film’s director/producer, Scilla Andreen with Sharon Collins, Amanda Novak and Autumn Washington making up the panel!
The timing during National Bullying Prevention Month is no accident as this film 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.
The movie features David Molak’s family, who founded David’s Legacy after his death by suicide due to cyberbullying. Weaved in throughout the movie are additional interviews featuring Westgate students, families and staff members who discuss the impact of bullying in various settings, including the workplace.
This screening is exclusive to the Westgate community and you must register here, prior to the screening date, to be granted access to the presentation.
View the trailer....Trigger warning: this movie has suicide and self-harm content.Click