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Free Documentary Film "Bully" to be shown at Gracie Theatre

BANGOR, ME - Husson University's School of Science and Humanities is proud to present Bully, a highly-acclaimed documentary film that follows the stories of five children and families affected by bullying over the course of a single school year. The movie will be shown on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00pm at the Gracie Theatre. A short presentation will precede the screening, and the event is free and open to the public. Bully offers intimate glimpses into the homes, classrooms, school busses, cafeterias and principal's offices of five children ridiculed and persecuted by bullying, often demonstrating how small instances of ridicule, labeling and cruelty can have catastrophic consequences when unchallenged or unchecked and misunderstood. It's a subject close to the heart of Emmy award nominee director Lee Hirsch, who was bullied throughout middle school and much of his childhood. What Bully "adds to the public conversation," National Public Radio reported, "is an unflinching look at the stakes." This hard-hitting film, which has already reached over 252,000 kids, aims to be a catalyst to change the way bullying is dealt with in the school environment. "Just kids being kids," the New York Times reported, "can no longer be an acceptable response to the kind of sustained physical and emotional abuse that damages the lives of young people whose only sin is appearing weak or weird to their peers." As the film follows the lives of its subjects, it also documents the emergence of a powerful movement, provoking an overwhelming response in viewers nationwide. Bully is hosted by professor Nico Jenkins, Coordinator of Ethics and Philosophy in the School of Science and Humanities, and the Ethics and Philosophy program as part of a documentary film series presented at the Gracie Theater at Husson University.

When:

December 31st 7:00 pm - December 31st 7:00 pm

Where:

Gracie Theatre at Husson University
1 College Circle 04401
Bangor, ME

Category:

Entertainment

Event Contact:

For more information about Free Documentary Film "Bully" to be shown at Gracie Theatre, please contact:

Name: Jeri Misler
Email:
Phone: 207-941-7888

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