FLINT, Mich., Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- What is Flint? That is the foundation of the latest video from the Flint Fwd movement featuring residents, local businesses and narration from Mama Sol, a Flint-based poet, musician and performer. One week after being posted on Flint Fwd's Facebook page, it has received over 100,000 views and has sparked a nationwide conversation. And as Flint continues to recover from the water crisis, the video's core message of the city's resurgence has resonated deeply with those who care about the city.
"The video gave me a realization of how hard we're all working to move forward," says Janet Van De Winkle, a Flint native. "I think sometimes we're working so hard that we lose track of how far we've come and what we're accomplishing as a community. It just feels great to have that captured, and it gives me inspiration to keep focused on moving Flint Forward."
Following the water crisis, Flint was portrayed nationally as a city in danger of being broken by circumstance, a city in need. But its people came together as a community, supporting each other in any way they could, exemplifying the city's resilience. The narrative of a city in need turned into one of a city that will overcome. The video was created with the intent of exhibiting the city's determination and bringing positive attention to Flint and its incredible opportunity, camaraderie and soul.
"Flint is the essence of what's best about America: compassion, loyalty, toughness and an unrelenting 'can do' attitude in the face of the toughest obstacles," said Dick Ramsdell when asked what Flint was to him.
You can find the "What is Flint?" video on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2aIdlKT or on the Flint Fwd Facebook page. To find out more about Flint Fwd, how their movement is working to shine a light on all things positive in Flint and move the city forward, visit FlintFwd.com. If you'd like to answer "What is Flint?" and how it relates to you, please email Flint Fwd at FlintFwd@gmail.com.
About Flint Fwd
Flint Fwd is a movement inspired by the resilience of the people of Flint, MI. People that are passionate about disrupting the current narrative surrounding the city. It's proving that, together, the people of Flint can make it through seemingly insurmountable perils and come out the other side, stronger, prouder, better than ever. FlintFwd's mission is to inspire the community of people who call Flint home, to revitalize Flint's downtown and to prove that together we can move Flint Fwd.
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