Lee Hirsch will be speaking with us tomorrow about The Bully Project. We received word today that he will also be interviewed on CNN tonight on AC 360 at 10:00 PM ET. You can read about the Anderson Cooper interview, his bio and visit The Bully Project site all posted below.
Information about AC360 Special
[AC360- Fighting for your bullied child]
The Bully Project Website: http://action.thebullyproject.com/
Friday Session at NAIS
Friday, March 1, 8:00 – 9:00 AM
The Bully Project: Putting an End to the Most Common Form of Violence Among Children
Known for creating change through his documentaries, filmmaker Lee Hirsch sees America at a tipping point. He’s 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. The film offers a stark portrait of what bullying looks like from the perspective of the victims. Hirsch tackles the issue of bullying and how it affects students, their families, schools, and society at large. He hopes the film will show bullying as something that is absolutely undeniable or irrefutable. He also engages audiences in “The Bully Project,” a social action campaign to end bullying that started as a result of the film, highlighting solutions that address immediate needs and lead to systemic change.
This year, more than 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones, and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. Hirsch hopes his exposure will decrease those numbers and eventually eliminate them.