I [heart] Bullies Box Art image
  • British-Columbia
  • 8 mins. 54 sec.
  • Gary Turner
  • Documentary

I [Heart] Bullies is a documentary series that examines the roots of aggressive and dominant behaviour in children, and the labels of shame and guilt we place upon the young people who exude them, challenging our understanding of this troubling issue



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Do we understand what we're fighting?

Synopsis

Without question our society at large has rallied around the widespread condemnation of bullying - through deep empathy toward victims, and increased punishment and isolation of the bully. But what have we done to understand WHY this behaviour continues, and what developmental factors contribute to the behaviour we scorn so heavily? Using empathy as our navigator, this series will seek to understand the developmental needs of children and the tragic results that occur when these needs go unmet. We will explore the similarities - not just the differences - between bullies and their victims, and how they are often the same child. Why do we “heart” bullies? Because they are children. And when we change what we see, we change what we do. And there's so much more to be done.


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Created By

Derek Baxter
Derek Baxter
British-Columbia

Documentary
Adults
10 minutes
$10,000

Team

Barbershop Films is a Vancouver-based production company that began in 2002. In over 14 years we have produced a variety of world-class content for the Olympic Games and the tourism market, to commercials and social-media content for leading brands.

Derek Baxter

Derek Baxter
British-Columbia

Project Lead, Producer

Gary Turner

Gary Turner
British-Columbia

Director, Producer

Scott Belyea

Scott Belyea
British-Columbia

Editor

Merissa Turner

Merissa Turner
British-Columbia

Writer, Production Manager, Social Media Strategist

Greg Bartels

Greg Bartels
British-Columbia

Camera Operator

Interview Roster

Audience