Sunday, March 18, 2012

bullies are rated R

Many children are bullied throughout the course of their education, so what better way to inform the world of this horrible tragedy than by creating a documentary?

Bully aims to raise awareness of the both physical & mental violence millions of children face daily. This documentary targets teenage youth, yet the rating was declared "R" due to the violence it displays.

Katie Butler, a high school student from Michigan, has challenged the Motion Picture Association of America to change the rating of the film so that its target audience can have easier access to the documentary. She has started a campaign on in which holds a petition to change the rating of the movie. Read about her movement on the Washington Post.

Is it fair to censure a potentially enlightening and informative documentary when other films that deem violence as acceptable are found at the PG-13 rating? How many people are aware of the bullying that occurs amongst children when parents & teachers are not looking?

Here is the trailer for "Bully"

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