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Release Date: March 30th, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Lee Hirsch examines five cases of youths who endure vicious persecution at the hands of their peers. Ja'meye, 14, winds up in reform school after pulling a gun on the youths who tormented her for years. Cameras record the abuse suffered by 14-year-old Alex as he's beaten and teased on the bus. Star athlete Kelby, 16, is ostracized and worse after she comes out as lesbian. Most tragic of all, two boys, one 17 and one 12, commit suicide to escape the torture.

Director: Lee Hirsch

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: The Bully Project

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  • An intimate reflection on the bullying epidemic that makes its points quietly and succinctly. show more

  • The best social documents on film do more than show you what's wrong in the world – they make it personal. Bully does that with a passion. show more

  • The film's power is undercut by its narrow geographic focus, which seems to associate bullying with conservative or working-class areas in red states. The filmmakers could easily have found similar cases involving the children of urban sophisticates. show more

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