I [heart] Bullies


    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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    I [heart] Bullies

    • British-Columbia
    • Length: 8 mins. 54 sec.
    • Director: Gary Turner
    • Genre: Documentary
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    Do we understand what we're fighting?

    Type: Web Series
    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 10 minutes
    Budget: $10,000

    Created By

    Derek Baxter ,  British-Columbia


    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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    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.

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