“Bullying is an epidemic in America,” says the film’s writer/producer, Susan Broude. “Most bullying starts with verbal abuse and by bringing awareness to the harm it causes, we can make it stop.”
“This moving documentary reveals the painful consequences of being targeted by peer harassment,” says Madelaine Adelman, PhD, Co-chair of GLSEN Phoenix. “The film complements our efforts to help raise public awareness about the critical need to address anti-LGBT bias and our mission to create safe, respectful and healthy K-12 schools for all.”
The film will screen at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 12 at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. A question-and-answer presentation featuring filmmakers Tami Pivnick and Susan Broude and several of the cast members will follow each screening, and Nicole Stanton will offer opening remarks at the 11 a.m. screening.
The screenings are sponsored by GLSEN Phoenix in cooperation with the Scottsdale International Film Festival. GLSEN Phoenix will be present at the event, to provide resource information to support safe schools for all students.