2nd FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival

Dir: Bill Brummel & Geoffrey Sharp
2009, 39 min / USA / English

BULLIED, the latest film from the award-winning Teaching Tolerance program of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a hard-hitting documentary about one student’s harrowing ordeal that may put an end to antigay bullying in schools. Every day, thousands of gay and lesbian students are verbally and physically harassed in schools. Bullied centers on the powerful story of Jamie Nabozny, a gay teenage boy, tormented for years by classmates in his middle and high schools. Jamie fought back, not with his fists but in a courtroom. He filed a federal lawsuit against the school that led to a landmark court decision holding public schools accountable for not stopping anti-gay abuse.  His historic federal case established that gay and lesbian students have a constitutional right to be free from harassment and bullying.

Awards: Best Documentary Short at KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2011

Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723740/
Trailer: http://youtu.be/fpCvGRFV9TY

Festival Contact

FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival
Email: flashpoint.hrff@gmail.com
Website: www.flashpointfilmfestival.com


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