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Bully

More than 13 million American kids will be bullied this year. The number of students between 12 and 18 who have reported this growing form of abuse more than doubled between 2001 and 2007. All of this provides a backdrop to Bully, a documentary directed by Lee Hirsch that focuses on the experiences of three kids subjected to bullying by their peers over the course of a year. It also introduces us to the parents of two other bullying victims who committed suicide.

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Bully is a documentary that follows the experiences of three kids over a year.

For many moviegoers this documentary will serve as an informative and very disturbing wake-up call to a growing social problem. Since the schools haven’t done much to solve this problem it has become increasingly clear that the anti-bullying movement will be led by parents and affected youth. This film invites us all to join them (Starz/Anchor Bay, PG-13 — intense thematic material, disturbing content and some strong language, all involving kids). Now on DVD.


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