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Wednesday, January 23 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Bully Project: Putting an End to the Most Common Form of Violence Among Children
At the podium, Hirsch tackles the issue of bullying and how it affects students, their families, the schools and society at large. He takes audiences behind the scenes of filming in Georgia, Mississippi and Oklahoma; and his unlimited access in two schools in Sioux City, Iowa. He discusses his ideas behind Bully, what the process was like filming moments of bullying as they were happening and what he hopes the film will achieve — to show bullying as something that is absolutely undeniable or irrefutable. He engages audiences in “The Bully Project,” a social action campaign to end bullying that started as a result of the film. “The Bully Project” highlights solutions that both address immediate needs and lead to systemic change. Audiences will be moved, disturbed and infuriated as they watch powerful and often gritty clips from the film, but motivated to join Hirsch in his crusade to stop the violence.

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Lee Hirsch

Award-Winning Director of Bully. As filmmaker Lee Hirsch sees it, America is at a tipping point. He is not talking about politics, the economy, immigration, or wars overseas. He is talking about bullying. Hirsch, a former victim of bullying himself, started filming Bully in the fall... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Delta Ballroom