Uploaded on Friday 30 March 2012


A simple Google search of the word bully yields 139 million results. It is indeed a worldwide problem that has everyone from President Obama to Lady Gaga taking action.

One action you can take is watching the new documentary “Bully” directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch. It’s a startling and humanistic portrait of five kids and their families dealing with bullying.

The first folks we meet in the movie are Kirk and Laura Smalley. Their 11 year-old son, Ty, committed suicide due to bullying. Both parents are still clearly distraught about their son’s death.

The stories of the affected parents are as equally heartbreaking as the narrative of the children. There’s David and Tina Long, parents of 17-year old Tyler of Murray County, Georgia, who hanged himself after years of abuse. The Longs demand accountability from the school and force their community to deal with bullying.


Language: English

Length: 2:20

Country: United States