|A mental Illness Awareness Week event hosted by CMHA Richmond Pathways Clubhouse; Vancouver Coastal Health – Richmond; Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends Society.“Kids will be kids, boys will be boys. They’re just cruel at that age.”
So says a Georgia state school administrator, speaking at a community forum organized by the parents of Tyler, a relentlessly bullied 17-year-old who took his own life. Platitudes such as these invoke the palpable anger that infuses Bully, a powerful and timely documentary by Sundance – and Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch.
Doors Open 6:30 Film starts at 7:00
Directed by: Lee Hirsch
Length: 94 minutes
The film follows three bullied kids over the course of a school year: Alex, a smart, gawky 12-year-old whose classmates call him Fishface, Kelby, 16 years old and a popular star athlete, until she came out as a lesbian; and Ja’Meya, 14, an honour student charged with 45 felony counts after bringing a loaded handgun to school to face down her tormentors. We also hear from two sets of parents who faced the anguish of a child’s death by suicide. Touched by unaccountable loss, these parents are demanding accountability and trying to effect change.
Post-film discussion with Dr. Tyler Black
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Screening organized by:
|nquiries: Barbara Fee at 604-276-8834, ext. 33
Total Page Visits: 229 - Today Page Visits: 2