Children are not supposed to die before their parents. Certainly not by their own hands. And yet, for some victims of bullying, suicide is the only escape. Boys will be boys. Kids can be cruel. Platitudes since the time of Cain and Abel. But what is happening today among children goes beyond the teasing of generations past.
Emotional. Raw. Frustrating. That's how Oz Fishman describes his reaction to "Bully," a documentary that follows five students who face bullying daily. The movie also focuses on two victims of bullying who killed themselves. "I think every single person who wants to be a member of any community should see this film," Fishman said.
When Haley Simon entered sixth grade last year, she started school with the confidence to wear hair extensions and to be herself -- quirks and all. But in the world of middle school, she soon discovered, the consequences of seeming just a bit different proved to be severe.
Submitted by High School Junior Sarah C.of MA. This week marked the exclusive premiere of the movie BULLY sponsored by BBYO, a Jewish teen movement. On Sunday afternoon April 15th, members and families of BBYO's New England Region along with others from the Boston community came out for the screening of BULLY at the Landmark Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA.
Today in North America, BULLY, a documentary about bullying, opens in half a dozen selected theaters. The documentary has been talked about online for nearly a year (since its screening at the TriBeCa Film Fest in Spring 2011), is a darling of the news media, and was the subject of a celebrity-led petition drive by thousands.
We hear a lot about bullying these days, but a new movie that opens today in Houston theaters presents clear evidence of what the targets of bullying endure, including the individuals who have been bullied and their families.
BULLY is a feature-length documentary depicting “a year in the life” of North America’s bullying crisis. BULLY tells the remarkable stories of five brave families that challenge viewers to move from shock and resignation about bullying to action.