‘The Bully Project’ captures ‘year in the life’ of bullying victims, families

“The Bully Project” is the first feature documentary film to explore “a year in the life” of bullying in the United States.

From the first day of school through the last, Award-winning documentary filmmaker Lee Hirsch intimately follows the lives of a few of the many courageous kids and families bullying has affected this past year. The film captures the distress of bullying victims, the frustration of their parents, and in some cases, the overwhelming grief when bullying ends a life.

Watch the trailer here:

This alarming documentary explores the devastation of two families coping with their sons’ suicide, while one mother faces her 14-year-old daughter’s incarceration after she threatens her bullies with a gun.

Hirsh is given rare access to the Sioux City Community School District, where he captures “up close and disturbing on the ground footage of bullying in classrooms, playgrounds, cafeterias, and school buses,” according to the film’s synopsis.

“The Bully Project” premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 23.

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