Film Lending Library
2011 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 39m
Offers insights about America’s school bullying crisis. An inspiring film for educators, parents and youth. Filmmaker Lee Hirsch examines five cases of youths who endure vicious persecution at the hands of their peers. Ja’meye, 14, winds up in reform school after pulling a gun on the youths who tormented her for years. Cameras record the abuse suffered by 14-year-old Alex as he’s beaten and teased on the bus. Star athlete Kelby, 16, is ostracized and worse after she comes out as lesbian. Most tragic of all, two boys, one 17 and one 12, commit suicide to escape the torture.
67 Minutes Long
This is a film by an Academy Award winner with candid interviews of more than 50 teens from diverse backgrounds. Their stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways that these expectations connect with culture, race and class. Straightlaced unearths how popular pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens.
“Let’s Get Real” 35 Minutes Long
Name-calling and bullying have reached epidemic proportions in schools today. Let’s Get Real gives middle-school students the chance to speak up in their own words about the real issues behind the problem. With amazing courage and candor, the students featured in Let’s Get Real discuss racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and more. From the youth who are targeted to the students who pick on them to those who find the courage to intervene, Let’s Get Real examines bullying from the full range of perspectives.
OSSCC owns DVDs of Straightlaced and Let’s Get Real. Either DVD can be borrowed for showing to further emphasize and disseminate the important message of these films.
- Members of OSSCC: no charge except for return postage.
- Non-OSSCC members: $25 charge plus return postage. The organization/individual will be given a membership in OSSCC.
If the DVD is lost or damaged the full replacement cost of $115 will be charged.
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