Daily Archives: 18 April, 2012
Although I am yet to watch it, the premise through whatever it is I have seen or read, cuts straight to the core of a social evil that has long been, either dismissed as trivial or ignorantly garbed under frivolity. The characters in the story are largely American but I am certain to a large degree that these ill-fated habits are prevalent everywhere in the society. Considering kids are everywhere. Sadly it took one such kid with a gun and several innocent deaths to trigger the minds of the learned. If anything, the fact that the documentary was initially rated R only stresses on the issue at hand, that respected society of the 21st century has a long way to go before the act of bullying someone, is legally accepted to be an offense. This piece of work is a noticeable stride towards that destination. Bravo and my support to everyone involved with the project
Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, The Bully Project 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 Americas bullying crisis. The Bully Project 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, The Bully Project 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.