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Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

Bullying is a serious issue in the US today. Millions of children experience being bullied on a daily basis at school, so much so that over a million will stay home each month in order to avoid being intimidated, harassed or abuse by fellow students.

Directed by Sundance and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, BULLY is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary—at its heart are those with the most at stake and whose stories each represent a different facet of this bullying crisis.

“We hear students talk first-hand about their bullying experiences yet see how often their pain is ignored.” said Lisa Perhamus, Assistant Professor of Education at GVSU.  “I’ve sat with students as they’ve talked about feeling tormented at school and have listened to parents describe feeling helpless about how to protect their children when they send them off to school.  Each child’s experience with bullying is a life…

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