The Misericordia University Student Activities Department will present, “Bully” as part of its Fall Movie Series. The film will be shown Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 2 at both 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall. Admission is free for Misericordia students with ID, and $3 for the general public.
This much-talked-about documentary has been selected as the winner of six film festivals worldwide, and has received acclaim for bringing timely attention to what is referred to as “America’s bullying crisis.” It is estimated by the film’s producers that 13 million American children will be bullied this year.
Filmed over the course of the 2009-10 academic year by producer/director Lee Hirsch, the documentary chronicles stories representing many different facets of the issue, including a dramatic look at the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, the response of teachers and administrators, and a movement among parents and students to deal with a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders. The film offers an opportunity for discussion on societal behavior, youth actions, reactions and differences in how members of a society treat each other.