Made in Clarkdale

Home | Contact Us | Art & Gallery Guide | Submit Event | Verde News | Villager | Circulars | Today's Ads
KudosAZ.com Arts and Entertainment News Guide | Sedona, Az.
Art & ExhibitsBooks & LiteratureNightlife & DatebookFood & DiningMusicMoviesOn StageSee & Do

home : movies : movies September 30, 2014


Movies header art

3/5/2012 9:03:00 AM
Sedona filmmakers putting final touches on bullying documentary
Bullied to Silence set to debut in Boston
Courtesy imagesSedona filmmakers Tami Pivnick and Susan Broude (back) with the Gaylord family.
Courtesy images

Sedona filmmakers Tami Pivnick and Susan Broude (back) with the Gaylord family.

Tami Pivnik is behind the camera for a scene from Bullied to Silence.
Tami Pivnik is behind the camera for a scene from Bullied to Silence.

The evil of bullying is exactly the kind of topic that inspired Susan Broude and Tami Pivnik to go into the filmmaking business.

The Sedona women founded Purple People Inc. to promote healing, love and peace in the world and celebrate individuality. Making documentaries to bring about change in how people treat one another became a priority, especially as news reports of the tragic consequences of bullying continued to grow around the country.

Now, Broude (writer/producer) and Pivnik (director/editor) are in post-production on Bullied to Silence, a feature documentary set to debut at the Boston Film Festival on April 16.

Their idea for the documentary was born several years ago, but the importance of the subject continues to be clear.

Broude, unfortunately, only has to point at the recent school shooting in Ohio in which five students were injured, three of them fatally.

Several of those in Bullied to Silence speak of becoming depressed, isolated and after years of being bullied, just "snap."  Based on the early reports of T.J. Lane, the Ohio shooter, he appears to have been bullied and then "snapped."

Bullied to Silence, Broude points out, is meant to give a voice to those who have been bullied and documents the impact of words. It focuses exclusively on the physical and emotional impact of words stated in person or through cyber-bullying.

The film includes dozens of nationwide and international youth from all walks of life, ethnicities, physical challenges, sexual orientations, communities and ages who share their stories of coming close to ending their lives or becoming violent as a result of being bullied and are now empowered to be the change.

International bullying and violence expert, Michele Borba, contributor to the "Today" show, CNN and others, felt so passionately about the message in Bullied to Silence that she volunteered her time and expertise for the film.

Reports on 2011 research including actual MRI films and results showing the changes in the brain and the emotional toxicity to youth are exclusively released from Harvard for use in the film.

Bullied to Silence is current with coverage of the most recent events into 2012, including the suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer and Lady Gaga's tribute to him and Amanda Cummings' January suicide.

Many exclusive interviews including Tyler Clementi's cousin, Casey Heynis, Brett Loewenstern, the American Idol top 24 contestant, and footage from the White House Anti-Bullying Conference including comments from President Obama and the First Lady are included.

For further information about Bullied to Silence or to be involved in the project, contact Producer Susan Broude, visit the website and view the 3-minute trailer at http://bulliedtosilence.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bulliedtosilence.

Applewood Kennels - renewed 113012 (V0054087)

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Funnyman Ron White brings comedy show to Cliff Castle Casino

•   Sedona Winefest 2014 to showcase Arizona wines

•   Former Misfits lead singer Michale Graves invades Main Stage on 'Zombies Unite' tour

•   Free2BU: Sedona-Verde Valley Pride goes 'All-Out' Sept. 25-28

•   Tom & Shondra's Best of Broadway & More at Sound Bites Grill





Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to the Use of Service section in our Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search
search sponsored by
Kudos Pickup Location

HSE - Like us on Facebook button
HSE - We want to hear from you
HSE - twitter follow us button




Made in Clarkdale

Home | Contact Us | News Tip | RSS | e-News | Site Map | Art & Gallery Guide
© Copyright 2014 Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc. KudosAZ.com is the entertainment news information source and guide for Sedona, AZ, Cottonwood and Verde Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Verde News Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, kudosaz.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Verde News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved