“it’s just something we are so used to seeing that we often forget”
Waterville, Maine High School Student
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 1 out of 4 kids in U.S. schools are bullied or harassed. About 14 percent of those targeted, close to 2 million young people, have a severe reaction including low self-esteem, depression, and metal / physical illness.
Created by the Project AWARE Players, “Untold Stories: the truth about bullying and harassment” (view the website and Promo HERE) is a powerful and profoundly moving look at what happens in schools and the impact bullying and harassment has on kids behind closed doors. The movie is based on the true stories of 2 young people in Maine and it shows the path victims may follow to escape the pain in their lives.
The 25 minute dramatic movie short is available as a part of an educational package that also includes special feature documentaries, interviews and a handbook. The additional DVD material focuses on positive action communities are taking to make a difference by supporting and empowering young people. (Purchase the DVD>>)
What young people have to say about the movie:
“it is a very powerful (movie); this stuff happens every day”
“I have been where these girls are and just want (people) to know that there are more and more (kids) being hurt by bullying every day”
“it is a movie that explains the struggles and problems people our age have”