"Finding Kind" to focus on bullying and experiences of girls and women

February 18, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A screening and discussion on the documentary "Finding Kind," which focuses on bullying and the experiences of girls and women, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in Freeman Auditorium in the HUB-Robeson Center.

The event, sponsored by the Center for Women Students and Counseling and Psychological Services, is free and open to the public.

In "Finding Kind," filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, who met at Pepperdine University, set out on a cross-country journey of discovery and education. Interviewing women and girls along the way about their lives and experiences, Parsekian and Thompson find unique personal stories and universal truths about growing up as girls.

"Finding Kind" is a document of the filmmakers’ journey and quest to take these experiences and find a common ground of kindness and mutual respect. In addition to all the individual girls and women who share their personal experiences about girl-on-girl bullying with the filmmakers, Parsekian and Thompson include interviews with respected experts and authors in the fields of psychology, education and the interrelationships of women and girls.

“This film is really something all girls and women could benefit from seeing,” said Jennifer Pencek, programming coordinator of the Center for Women Students. “So many people can relate to being bullied or encountering ‘mean girls.’ This film takes that a step farther and dives into the issue more in-depth, including real experiences expressed by girls and women across the country. Along with being an important event for girls and women to attend, it’s also really important for boys and men to be able to come since this is all about how people can relate better to each other and find a common need and desire for respect.”

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