MIFF 2012 Part Four: Bully

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Tuesday 14th August, 11:00am

Whether you’ve bullied someone, been bullied, or just seen it happen in the schoolyard: Bully is a film that you need to see. Warning: it will make you cry. If you have a heart, it will make you cry [people have said that I don’t have a heart, and it made me cry – trust me, you won’t be able to help yourself].

Directed by Lee Hirsch, Bully is a documentary that explores the effect that bullying can have on its victims, as well as third families and friends. If you think that eleven years old is too young to be committing suicide, then you need to see this film. And then you need to tell everyone you know to see this film.

Bullying is horrible. Anyone who has been bullied knows that. But it’s still a massive problem in schools. And sometimes the teachers don’t do nothing about it. And that’s why teachers need to see this film. And, of course, the students. More than anybody else, students need to see this film. It should be played in all high schools – the upper years of primary, even.

You need to see this film. Everybody does.

Bully is released in cinemas nationally on the 23rd of August.


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