Bully (2011) Trailer
The Bully Project is the first feature documentary film to explore “a year in the life” of bullying in the United States. From the first day of school through the last, The Bully Project intimately follows the lives of a few of the many courageous kids and families bullying has affected this past year. The film captures the distress of bullying victims, the frustration of their parents, and in some cases, the overwhelming grief when bullying ends a life.
The Bully Project shows how we’re all affected by bullying—whether we’ve been victims, perpetrators or stood in silent witness, with the goal of catalyzing positive change.
Lee Hirsch, director, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose debut feature film, “Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony,” won the Audience and Freedom of Expression Awards at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as one of the five Emmy awards it was nominated for, among many other honors. Hirsch was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and attended the Putney School in Vermont, Hampshire College and the New York Film Academy. He currently lives in Manhattan.
The Bully Project is a deeply personal film, as Hirsch was bullied throughout his childhood.