Coming Soon: Bully

24 02 2012

Bully is a highly anticipated documentary from director Lee Hirsch, which will see a limited release starting March 20th. The film has already made headlines for getting positive reviews at film festivals, and for a campaign to get the ‘R’ rating reduced to a ‘PG-13’ so that more kids would be able to see it.

There’s a lot of buzz about this documentary, and the first official trailer has just been released:

Here’s a synopsis of the film:

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, “Bully” is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis. 

“Bully” follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. 

Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children.

As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers, “Bully” examines the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole.

For more information, check out the film’s official website, here:

http://www.thebullyproject.com/

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24 02 2012
broadsideblog

Thanks for sharing this, which I plan to re-blog. As someone terribly bullied for three years in high school, this is a topic that MUST be better addressed.

Are you familiar with Canada’s solution — Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 29th? Check it out.

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