A new documentary that examines the national epidemic of bullying — through the eyes of school children and parents — released in theaters in Connecticut on Friday.
“Bully,” a PG-13 non-fiction work that runs just over an hour-and-a-half, profiles a number of teenagers who are pushed around and harassed by others.
It also includes interviews with parents of two children who committed suicide after being fed up with being bullied, the movie’s website explains. But it also talks about the efforts those parents are making to spread awareness to others about the problem.
According to the trailer, the documentary catches on camera uncomfortable moments of bullying, in real time.
One of the victims in is Alex, a 12-year-old middle school kid from Sioux City, Iowa. During the trailer, Alex is seen pushed and punched by others while on the school bus. (See the attached YouTube video for the full trailer).
But, as noted on the documentary's website, "Bully" also seeks to offer potential solutions and to bring discussion on how to approach it.
"The Bully Project will catalyze audience awareness to action with a series of tools and programs supported by regional and national partners," the website states.