23 August 2012
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It's time to take a stand
Sundance and Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, has crafted a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary which offers an intimate, no-holds barred look at how bullying has touched five American kids and their families.
Filmed over the course of one school year, BULLY opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids to reveal a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders.
Hirsch documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviours that defy “kids will be kids” clichés and captures a growing movement among parents and youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, communities
and in society as a whole.
From families who have lost children to suicide, to a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus, BULLY offers an insightful glimpse into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children.
Alex, Ja'Maya, Kelby
M, 98 mins
Mature themes and coarse language
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