Nashville, TN - “Hear Me Now” strives to become the quintessential anti-school bullying documentary to change and save the lives of bullying victims. It encourages reassurance that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that victims are not alone.
It focuses on harsh realities and the positive steps that are being taken to raise awareness and prevent school bullying.
Shot through a series of moving testimonials and poignant reenactments, “Hear Me Now” is sure to reach into the hearts and minds of many.
On September 7, 2015, the producers released a second trailer to promote the powerful film. A special VIP screening will take place in Nashville, TN's historic Belcourt Theater on November 3rd, 2015. Future screenings will be announced shortly.
The statistics are staggering:
One out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015).
19.6% of high school students in the US report being bullied at school in the past year. 14.8% reported being bullied online (Center for Disease Control, 2014).
64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, and Hanson, 2010).
School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25% (McCallion and Feder, 2013).
The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students were looks (55%), body shape (37%), and race (16%) (Davis and Nixon, 2010).