FREE Movie Screening in Richmond on Tuesday Oct 8

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.

Free Screening
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
No registration required

BULLY

Doors Open 6:30   Film starts at 7:00

Directed by: Lee Hirsch

Length: 94 minutes
Classification: Parental Guidance Advisory; Coarse Language, theme of bullying

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
Medical Director of the CAPE Unit, an emergency psychiatric unit in BC Children’s Hospital. His areas of interest include cross-cultural psychiatry, video games and violence, and suicide.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Ralph Fisher Auditorium, Richmond Hospital
7000 Westminster Hwy., Richmond, B.C.
Free Parking available in the gravel lot accessed from Westminster Hwy.

Screening organized by:
CMHA Richmond Pathways Clubhouse; Vancouver Coastal Health – Richmond; Richmond Mental Health Consumer and Friends Society.

nquiries: Barbara Fee at 604-276-8834, ext. 33
or barb.fee@cmha.bc.ca
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