Friday, March 30, 2012

The Bullying Project: One Step Closer to Make the World a Better Place

The Bullying Project (2011) is a documentary film that comes forward with a brave and huge topic: bullying toward kids (and teenagers) which recently has been a public issue in US society, particularly schools. Well actually this issue is not new at all. We have heard or seen that school is one of the most vulnerable place for kids for its lack of control over students behavior, especially with low tolerance. This film brought us a wide range of bullying in schools. There are bullying toward disable kids, toward gay teenagers, toward introvert persons, cyber bullying, and many others. The Bullying Project tries to touch our hearts as far as it could so we can open our eyes, ears, and hearts and realize that the world is messed up. But one thing for sure: bullying is an act that shows us how immature our society, how we can't handle the problem of our own interactions with others, and in the end how we need to learn and give our effort as much as possible to make the world a better place to live in. Oh, I wish I could see this movie here in Indonesia. Any comments?

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.
This year, over 5 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. The Bully Project is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground. The Bully Project opens on the first day of school. For the more than 5 million kids who'll be bullied this year in the United States, it's a day filled with more anxiety and foreboding than excitement. As the sun rises and school busses across the country overflow with backpacks, brass instruments and the rambunctious sounds of raging hormones, this is a ride into the unknown. For a lot of kids, the only thing that's certain is that this year...

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