“Bully” to be shown at the Art Center on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00

Here is your chance to see the award winning film that has just been released on DVD. The film will be introduced by Sioux City School Superintendent Paul Gausman who will participate in a discussion following the movie with Executive Producer Cindy Waitt and Sally Kolbe, the chair of the Bully Prevention Community Coalition and Jim Vanderloo Sioux City Schools Secondary Education Director. Bruce Miller will moderate the discussion. Over 18 million young people in the United States will be bullied this year. The film follows a disquieting year in the life of several students joining this staggering statistic. As teachers and parents grapple with America’s bullying crisis, the students do what they can to survive a school day. Following five kids and families over the course of a school year, the film confronts bullying’s most tragic outcomes, including the stories of two families who’ve lost children to suicide and a mother who waits to learn the fate of her 14 –year-old daughter, incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With rare access to the Sioux City Community School District, the film also gives an intimate glimpse into school busses, classrooms, cafeterias and even principles offices, offering insight into the often-cruel world of children, as teachers, administrators and parents struggle to find answers.

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