headspace sponsors film, ‘Bully’
headspace is proud to be the exclusive sponsor
of the new documentary Bully, being presented as part of
the Next Gen series at the Melbourne International Film Festival
Bully profiles five young Americans and their families
who have been affected by bullying. Each story represents a
different side of the bullying epidemic and captures a growing
movement among parents and young people to change how bullying is
addressed in schools and in communities.
headspace will also partner with Roadshow Films
on the national release of Bully which is in selected
cinemas across the country from August 23
headspace ambassador Ruby Rose, who says she
was tormented on a day-to-day basis during high school, will be
involved in a MIFF panel discussion for students centred around the
film and the issues it raises.
Ruby Rose, will join the film's director, Lee Hirsch, and
headspace youth ambassador Joel Pellicci, to talk
about making a film designed to bring about change, and how we can
all act to stop the problem of bullying in Victorian high
headspace CEO Chris Tanti said the film shows
the devastating impact bullying can have on the mental and physical
health of young people.
"This film will really open people's eyes to the serious and
destructive nature of bullying and how wide spread the impact can
be," said Mr Tanti.
"headspace hopes the film will encourage
individuals to get help for issues with bullying before things get
out of hand."
Melbourne International Film Festival runs August 2 - August 19
2012, visit www.miff.com.au.
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