Yesterday I was a witness of the worst kind of bullying, a father abusing his own young boy, and it was something horrible. It’s not a surprise to me because he was one of the people who bullied me as a kid. I really cannot grasp the idea that someone can do this to his own kid. As a bullied kid I know how horrible is that someone makes you feel less, but luckily for me I had amazing parents that always help through this. That makes me feel worse for the little guy bullied by his own father. I know talk about films is not the answer for this problem, but it might help to comfort and education for victims and bullies too.
8. Mean Girls (2004) Bullying by the “it” crowd. It might seem as a silly high school movie, but mean girls is a very well exploited cliche. The movie shows in a funny way the consequences of bullying.
7. It’s a girl World (2003) A great documentary that take a look at a world largely hidden from parents and teachers, and shatters the myth that social bullying among girls is just a rite of passage. It’s a Girl’s World takes us inside the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. Playground bullying captured on camera shows a disturbing picture of how these girls use their closest friendships to hurt each other–with shunning, whispering and mean looks–to win social power in the group. Meanwhile, their parents struggle through denial and disbelief as they become aware of the serious consequences of this behaviour. This documentary shatters the myth that social bullying among girls is an acceptable part of growing up.
6. Ronan’s Escape
Short film directed by Australian born film writer/director A.J. Carter. The film set in the rural Australia, provides a candid insight into the life of Ronan, a 14 yr old boy who’s been bullied his whole life at school and whom decides to finally make his escape. This accurate & controversial portrayal of life for someone who has fallen victim to bullying and the repercussions which exist, is told in a unique, exposition intensive format with very little use of dialogue. Ronan’s Escape presents arbitrary scenes rather than traditional storytelling which provokes audiences into discussion and interpretation of the scenes on a more personal level while reflecting on their own experiences.
5. Rats and Bullies: The Dawn- Marie Wesley Story (2004)
A documentary film written, directed and produced by Cassidy R. McMillan and Ray Buffer, which probes the suicide of a 14-year-old girl. Dawn-Marie Wesley took her own life by hanging herself with a dog leash in her bedroom after systematic bullying and threats by three teenage girls from her school. Her suicide was discovered by her 13-year-old brother who had come to her room to call her to dinner with the family. In her suicide note, Dawn-Marie named the three girls who bullied her and threatened her with death.The incident outraged a nation and fueled a groundbreaking investigation by Canada’s Crown, which led to the precedent-setting court case. For the first time in North America, teens were made to stand trial for bullying.
This is an Estonian film that show the extreme consequences of bullying, in the form of school shooting as a consequence. In the class, Joosep is the one being harassed constantly. Kaspar has come from countryside and quite fitted in the other side. But a question springs up in his mind – what about honor? He doesn’t like others bullying Joosep, but even more, he can’t stand himself being on that side. He begins to defend Joosep, but his classmates are holding him away and taking it out on the other boy. Though both’s life is hard and seems unbearable, Joosep has his dreams and hope, and therefore Kaspar thinks he can also live it through. Yet their relentless classmates are going too far and this hope gets completely consumed by desperate feelings
A wrong rated documentary about a sad reality. This year, over 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. BULLY 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. BULLY opens on the first day of school. For the more than 13 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, like every other, bullying will be a big part of whatever meets them at their school’s front doors. Every school in the U.S. is grappling with bullying-each day more than 160,000 kids across the country are absent because they’re afraid of being bullied-but for many districts it’s just one more problem that gets swept under the rug. BULLY is a character-driven film. At its heart are those with the most at stake and whose stories each represent a different facet of this crisis. From the first day of school through the last, BULLY will intimately explore the lives of a few of the many courageous people bullying will touch this year.
2. The Fat Boy Chronicle (2010)
I never watch the movie first, but this time I did. This is a good movie because it will open conversation about bullying. And more important this is international matter more of the other kind of bullying. Bullying for your looks is something international specially now with the childhood obesity epidemic.
Jimmy Winterpock always gets teased by the football team for being overweight at 188 pounds and only 5 ft 5. As a school assignment he writes about it in his journal. He soon meets a girl named Sable Moore who cuts herself. They go to church together. All this helps Jimmy to focus and reach his goals, lose weight and won Sable’s heart.
Trevor is a short film directed by Peggy Rajski. The film inspired the founding of the The Trevor Project, a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Trevor is an exuberant, happy 13-year old who has a crush on the most popular boy in school, Pinky Faraday. When Trevor’s classmates discover his true feelings for Pinky, they tease and mock him. Sad and friendless, Trevor decides the world would be better off without him and tries to take his own life. But Trevor is no victim. By the end, it’s clear his developing sense of self and undeniable enthusiasm for life will always see him through.
If you want to watch Trevor I suggest that you click here. This site has the film and a beautiful introduction by Ellen.