‘Forgive Me’ Student Film On Bullying
Yesterday I had a young man in studio to talk about his “anti-bullying ” film that he produced with a few friends. His message from one peer to another was very compelling.
It’s one thing to see an anti-bullying campaign on television with Hollywood stars talking about it in general terms, but when 19 and 20 year kids produce a film, with the first hand knowledge and experience of what is actually happening in our schools and on the internet…. then it has a chilling effect. We received calls from people in their 50′s recounting in very personal terms how being bullied affected their lives 30 and 40 years later.
This is a huge problem , yes bullying has been around forever, but now with social media, Facebook, Twitter, texting , etc. the person being bullied never escapes the torment, not even after the escape to their home. The effects of bullying includes suicides, mental disorders, PTSD, social anxiety, health conditions that have life time effects and just the mental anguish is hard to comprehend , unless it has happened to you.
Nick Lamoreux , 19 years old has produced this film and I believe has a great message that hopefully will be heard in all our schools across Connecticut. The film will screen on Saturday February 1st at The Space in Hamden… Click here to get more details about the event on Facebook.