About Lee Hirsch
As filmmaker Lee Hirsch sees it, America is at a tipping point. He is talking about bullying. Hirsch, a former victim of bullying himself, started filming Bully in the fall of 2009. He spent the rest of that academic year in a handful of schools across the country, following five students and families trying to understand how bullying is handled within the schools.
The result is a beautifully cinematic, deeply felt, character-driven documentary which the Huffington Post called “the most important film of the year”.
Released to universal acclaim by the Weinstein Company, Bully became a cause celebre and spurred a national grassroots movement of parents, educators, celebrities, politicians and students. In 2013, the film won the prestigious Dupont award from Columbia University and Stanley Kramer award from the Producer’s Guild of America. Since the film’s premiere, Hirsch has presented his film and message at The White House and on Capitol Hill and raised millions of dollars, funding educational programs and free screenings for over 250,000 kids and 10,000 educators.