[VIDEO] Bully: The Heartbreaking Trailer
It is devastating that there are so many GREAT kids in this world that are bullied due to school politics and social stigma. My wish, is that one day, kids will realize that being rude, judgmental and not understanding is a horrible quality and should be done away with. Each person is this world is special to someone or various people, and they deserve a chance to be treated with dignity, respect, and open-mindedness. This trailer gives insight into how these children feel and what their peers are doing to them. It is incredibly heart-breaking, but necessary to watch.
(Also, if you feel like this should have a PG-13 rating as opposed to R, please go HERE and sign the petition! This video needs to reach those within the age demographic that bullying is an issue, NOT a more mature audience… Go sign the petition now! Don’t let the bullies win!)
This year, over 16 million American kids will be bullied, making it the most common form of violence young people in the U.S. experience. Directed by Sundance- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, BULLY is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary—at its heart are those with the most at stake and whose stories each represent a different facet of this bullying crisis.
Following five kids and families over the course of a school year, the film confronts bullying’s most tragic outcomes, including the stories of two families who’ve lost children to suicide and a mother who waits to learn the fate of her 14 –year-old daughter, incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With rare access to the Sioux City Community School District, the film also gives an intimate glimpse into school busses, classrooms, cafeterias and even principles offices, offering insight into the often-cruel world of children, as teachers, administrators and parents struggle to find answers.
While the stories examine the dire consequences of bullying, they also give testimony to the courage and strength of the victims of bullying and seek to inspire real changes in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children, and in society as a whole. Through the power of these stories, BULLY aims to be a catalyst for change and to turn the tide on an epidemic of violence that has touched every community in the United States—and far beyond.
- If you are upset about the Bully rating, watch This Film is Not Yet Rated (boingboing.net)
- Bullying Information Center | Education.com (education.com)
- This “Bully” Documentary Trailer Will Break Your Heart (buzzfeed.com)
- How to be Creative Within a Society Run by Bullies? (creativityland.ca)
- Watch The Heartbreaking And Hopeful Trailer For ‘Bully’ (EXCLUSIVE) (huffingtonpost.com)
- First Trailer for Bullying Documentary BULLY (collider.com)