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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 of 2009, shortly after two 11-year-old boys – one from Massachusetts and one from Georgia – committed suicide following prolonged harassment at school. He spent the rest of that academic year in a handful of schools across the country, following five students and families trying to understand how bullying is handled within the schools.