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Documentary filmmaker on bullying part of ISU COM week activities

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:39:12 CDT
By: Willis Kern

Documentary filmmaker on bullying part of ISU COM week activities An award-winning documentary filmmaker will screen his movie during COM week activities at ISU. Lee Hirsch, who made the documentary "Bully," will show the film at Capen Auditorium Wednesday at 7 p.m. "Bully" tells the stories of seven families as they face grueling tragedies as a result of bullying. Hirsch says his main message to School of Communication students is to master great story-telling techniques.

   
"Whether you're talking a film, or journalism, or a social media post, I think the thing that consistently works, or is consistently shared, is a relatable and compelling story."

Hirsch himself was a victim of bullying. He will accept ISU's Documentary Project Voice of Conscience Award during the screening. He will also speak with members of the group TRANSFORMERS, which implements anti-bullying initiatives in local classrooms.

See the website for the film and the effort behind Bully

See the events scheduled for this year's ISU COM week

   

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