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Documentary film 'Bully' to screen Feb. 24 in Lewes

Feb 14, 2014

There will be a viewing of the publicly acclaimed documentary film "Bully" at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at the the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware Church, 33739 Marsh Road, Lewes.

The viewing will be followed by an informal discussion, including an opportunity for questions and comments. The event is cosponsored by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Rehoboth Beach and the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware. Admission is free. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

NOTE: Some material in this PG-13 version of the film may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Directed by Sundance and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, "Bully" is a cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with the most at stake, whose stories each represent a different facet of the bullying crisis. Like the phenomenon of bullying itself, the film is direct and hard-hitting, as it follows five kids and families over the course of a school year.

With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias, and principals' offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children, as teachers, administrators, and parents struggle to find answers. While the stories examine the dire consequences of bullying, they also give testimony to the courage and strength of the victims of bullying and seek to inspire real changes in ways to deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children, and society as a whole.

The filmmakers also created The Bully Project to help students, parents, educators, and communities nationwide take a stand against bullying, and create schools and communities where everyone feels welcome. Visit www.thebullyproject.com to gain access to a suite of tools and resources that will help make lasting changes in schools and communities.

For more information, contact PFLAG - Rehoboth Beach at 302-841-1339 or PFLAGRehobothBeach@gmail.com.

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