Tribeca Film Festival Preview - The Bully Project
The Bully Project, a year in the life of the bullying crisis
World Premiere: Saturday, April 23, 2011 – 4PM at AMC Lowes Village
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The Bully Project is a powerful grassroots movement to create safe communities for kids across America. Launching in spring 2011 with a new feature length documentary, directed by Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, we will work with students, parents, teachers, and people like you to create resources and tools that will help turn the tide on the bullying crisis.
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, The Bully Project 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.
Lee Hirsch, director, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose debut feature film, “Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony,” won the Audience and Freedom of Expression Awards at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as one of the five Emmy awards it was nominated for, among many other honors. Hirsch was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and attended the Putney School in Vermont, Hampshire College and the New York Film Academy. He currently lives in Manhattan.
The 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 20 – May 1, 2011