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French Premiere of Award-Winning Film ‘Bully’

United States, UNESCO and International NGOs to Host French Premiere of Award-Winning Film ‘Bully’

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 – In an effort to address the phenomenon of bullying and its impact on education quality worldwide, GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), in conjunction with the United States Mission to UNESCO and UNESCO’s Section of Education and HIV & AIDS, is hosting a screening of the film “Bully” on April 9. The film will be introduced by the film’s director Lee Hirsch and followed by a panel discussion with representatives from several international NGOs working on these issues, including Aibai (China), Todo Mejora (Chile), and GALA (South Africa).

The event will take place April 9 from 18:00 to 20:15 in Room IV of the UNESCO House in Paris, France (125, Avenue de Suffren, 7th Arrondissement).

Directed by Lee Hirsch , “Bully” documents the lives of five families who faced bullying daily. The film has been released in more than 30 countries across the world and it’s message has already reached more than 3 million students and 10,000 teachers.

“‘Bully" has captivated audiences worldwide and brought much-needed attention to the damaging effects that bullying can have on students,” GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard said. “We are honored to work with UNESCO, our international NGO partners, and the U.S. Mission to UNESCO to bring this film to Paris and to host a conversation about how advocates around the world are working to end bullying and make our schools safer for all students.”

GLSEN is one of the leading global organizations focused on ending bullying and making schools safe and affirming learning environments for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. UNESCO is an international leader in creating learning societies with educational opportunities for all populations.

Quotes on BULLY
“…moving and troubling” - New York Times
“…as vivid as any horror film, as heartbreaking as any Oscar-worthy drama” - TIME Magazine
“…the best social documents on film do more than show you what’s wrong in the world - they make it personal. Bully does that with a passion.” - Rolling Stone

Awards for BULLY
Winner, Stanley Kramer Award, PGA Awards
Winner, Silver BatonTrue Life Fund, DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Journalisim
Winner, Audience Choice Award, CinemaEyeAwards
ShortList, Best Documentary, Academy Awards
To learn more about film and The Bully Project please visit

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Daryl Presgraves