BVEF funds documentary “Finding Kind”, this Tuesday

Maegan Kabel, Web Editor

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the documentary “Finding Kind” will premiere in the BVNW PAC at 6 p.m.
The film, funded by the Blue Valley Education Foundation, is meant to help advance the district’s secondary goal of personal growth for each student.
“We are in an area where we and our donors feel strongly that the growth is very important,” BVEF executive director Anne Blessing said. “One of the opportunities we were able to sponsor with the district was viewing this. We are thrilled to be able to do this for parents and students.”
The documentary was created by two young women who met at Pepperdime University and bonded over the commonality of being bullying victims in middle and high school.
The women traveled across the United States with their mothers to talk to girls and women about friendships and bullying experiences. These collected stories make up the backbone of the film, which creates awareness of the problem and solution.
“One of the ideas that has come out of this film is what they call the ‘kind campaign,’” Blessing said. “The trailer says it very well, ‘We can’t all be beautiful, we can’t all be talented, we can’t all be brilliant, but we can all be kind to each other.’ That’s the message to affirm: the need for kindness as we deal with each other.”
The screening will be followed by a panel of counselors from middle and high schools to help process the film as well as host a question and answer session. It is available for both males and females, but not recommended for those under 11 because of certain language and content.
“I think this is going to be a valuable evening,” Blessing said. “I hope it will be well attended because there is good information. The foundation is really delighted to be partnering with the school district on personal growth. This is important and we’re glad that the district and community agree on that.”