Online streaming company IndieFlix is aiming to start a global conversation about anxiety through its documentary “Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety.”
The film features interviews with kids and young adults and includes an interview with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. “Angst” has a particular focus on people under the age of 21 who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it –- as well as experts discussing the causes, effects, and how to best manage it.
The organization behind the project, the IndieFlix Foundation, works with a network of schools, groups, and organizations to host screenings across the country, along with providing corresponding curriculum for youth.
The foundation is planning to host 25,000 community and school screenings. “Angst” will open in theaters on Sept. 25.