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19 Films to Inspire Conversation this March

by iNDIEFLIX Streaming, on Mar 2, 2022 8:41:11 AM

March is packed with important dates that draw attention to celebrate, entertain and bring awareness to incredible stories. From the impact women have had in history to #TeenMentalHealth and transgender visibility -- we’ve curated a list of impactful films that can help educate and inspire you this month. Dive into the full list of films you need to add to your March watchlist to help fuel conversations. Follow @indieflixofficial to get an inside look at the films throughout the month. Happy streaming! 

1. WOMEN'S MARCH (30m 33s)

National Women’s History Month
On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington, DC. That same day, hundreds of sister marches took place across the country and around the world. It grew into the largest one-day protest in American history.

2. FLIP THE RECORD (15m 1s)

National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day
Tired of conforming to what is expected, 14-year-old Vanessa dares to break the mold by learning the art of turntablism behind her older brother’s back. Set in the early 1980s in the era of hip-hop’s game-changing influence within the Filipino-American community, FLIP THE RECORD is a coming-of-age story about a teenager realizing that in order to “flip” the narrative, you must dare to play to the sound of your own beat.

3. LOVE NOTES

World Music Therapy Day
Each evening, when the world turns dark, Spencer plays piano alone in his house. His music flows through his window into the night unnoticed, until one day the perfect recipient hears it, and responds with her violin. Without words or vision, there is a deep and happy connection, as though the two have seen each other for the first time. Love Notes is a story of optimism as Spencer and Tilly’s musical connection transcends their blindness.

4. THE LIFE AND FAITH OF C.S LEWIS

National Read Across America Day
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley, this multi-award-winning program is the most complete portrait of the world-renowned author considered by many to be the greatest Christian writer of the 20th century. C.S. Broadcast on public television, this illuminating program chronicles Lewis' remarkable life-his childhood in Northern Ireland, his storied friendship with Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, his transition from atheist to Christian, and his late-in-life love story with his wife, Joy.

5. THE AGE OF ANXIETY (51m 5s)

World Teen Mental Wellness Day
According to the World Health Organization, anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illnesses on the globe at the moment. Is this a disease of modernity? Or is our highly competitive and material culture itself undermining our nerves? The Age of Anxiety examines what anxiety is, and how and why it is being re-defined by medical and pharmaceutical industries.

6. SYLPHVANIA GROVE (18m 4s)

World Book Day
Lonely, troubled Mycena finds refuge in books and fantasy stories. But one night, while reading in secret, a magical being emerges from Mycena's book, beckoning her to follow it into the woods...

7. DISKO

National Day of Unplugging
Eccentric skipper Olivier invites 8 crewmates to join him as he attempts to sail North from Virginia (USA) into the Arctic circle on his hand built wooden sailing boat, in search of the legendary DISKO bay.

8. DAUGHTERS OF EVE (59m 58s)

International Women’s Day
Daughters of Eve is a mixed media documentary film that analyzes and aims to dismantle misogyny and gender hierarchy within the Christian faith

9. HAVE IT ALL (5m 21s)

National Working Moms Day
HAVE IT ALL is a true story of one meeting, one baby, and one big myth. From a director/writer/actress that became a mom, she realized it was hard enough just to fit in a shower...Based on true events from a mom who realized it was important to tell a story about how the baby is not the enemy, and the coworkers are not the enemy either. The expectation is the enemy. Being a mom is hard but doable. Having a career is hard but doable. What's impossible is the idea that women should be able to do both at full capacity...while still maintaining a perfect blowout.

10. ATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK (2m 45s)

National Children's Craft Day
In an 80s elementary school, a mutated potato clock that rises from death in a stormy night to get revenge on the cafeteria's lunch lady who is chopping potatoes, creatures of his own kind.

11. WHISTLE BLOWERS (1h 17m)

National Freedom of Information Day
A story very freely based on the Cambridge Analytica affair. The theft of 80 million Facebook user's data for electoral purposes (Donald Trump's election and vote on Brexit).

12. THE DIVINE MARIGOLDS

St. Patrick's Day
What doesn’t kill you makes you Irish. (Enough Said)

13. W. Kamau Bell Doesn't Want to Fit In (2m 46s)

Red Nose Day
Comedian W. Kamau Bell struggled with his identity growing up. As a self-described “nerd,” he favored martial arts over basketball and rock over hip-hop. This struggle carried over into adulthood and his early efforts at stand up comedy. At one point, he even considered giving up comedy entirely. It was at this crossroads that Bell stumbled upon a Rolling Stone article, which became the catalyst for him finding his own voice.

14. LEITMOTIF 

World Storytelling Day
Leitmotif is the story of the last lonely member of a jazz band, only living through his music and the daily visits of a white cat. One day the nostalgia takes over – and he has a crazy idea.

15. JUICE (9m 51s)

International Day of Happiness
It's a scientific fact that four teenage girls plus one plate of pot brownies equals a whole lotta drama. Exhibit A.

16. NELSON MANDELA: THE FREEDOM FIGHTER

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Nelson Mandela is one of the most influential men in the world. Mandela stood firmly as a public leader of the anti apartheid movement. In 1962, he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government and was sentenced to life in prison. An international campaign ensued and in 1990 he was released. In 1994 he was appointed as the first black president of South Africa.

17. THE PRESENT (4m 19s)

National Puppy Day
Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mother decides to give him a present. The Present is a graduation short by Jacob Frey from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It is based on a comic strip by Fabio Cavalcanti

18. MOULIN ROUGE

World Theater Day
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec frequently visits the Moulin Rouge, where he drinks cognac and draws sketches of the dancers and singers. Though the son of a French count, Henri's legs were badly deformed by a childhood fall, and his personal life is often unhappy as a result. While he is going home one night, a spirited young woman of the streets, Marie, asks him for help. He falls in love with her, and the two become involved in a tumultuous relationship.

19. TRANSGENDER TUESDAYS (1h 0m)

International Transgender Day of Visibility
Twelve courageous patients of the first Public Health clinic in the USA for transgender people share their amazing life experiences of the “bad old days,” decade by decade—from the closeted 1950s through the height of AIDS in the 1990s. The film then shows what a difference compassionate health care can make, in a clinic that pioneered an approach to transgender health that led to a new national model of care.

 

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