Join us for five days full of festival goodness April 24 - 28, 2013. All screenings will take place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, located at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.
At a point in time when bullying in America has reached epidemic proportions, Emmy-winning director Lee Hirsch invites viewers to spend a year in the lives of students and parents who contend with public torment and humiliation on a daily basis. By following the young victims from the classroom to their living rooms, we are given an intimate glimpse into the effects bullying has on their families and their developing sense of self-worth. Meanwhile, parents, administrators, and other students struggle to find a workable solution to the problem that will never go away unless we all stand up and face it eye to eye. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Presented in partnership with DASH BC.
Speaker PanelAlex Mazerolle
Alex Mazerolle is the founder of Girlvana Yoga, an initiative to inspire and empower teen girls through yoga, meditation and discussion. Through yoga retreats to Galiano Island to programs in high schools and community centers, girls get access to powerful female mentorship and safe space to open up and share freely. To learn more check out www.girlvanayoga.comJian Pablico
Jian Pablico is passionate about youth empowerment and movement. He was born in the Phillipines and raised in Vancouver. He is a Professional Icebreaker, CrossFit Coach, brother, husband and proud father to a bustling boy. Jian is also a facilitator for SafeTeen, Neonology and the creator of the Vars/ty Initiative. These programs are dedicated to supporting youth as they navigate through their adolescence and designed to empower them to reach their full potential.