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Title Mentor / a film by Alix Lambert ; a Lambert Films production ; Wider Film Projects presents ; produced & directed by Alix Lambert ; produced by Jedd Wider & Todd Wider.

Publication Info. [Washington, DC] : Garden Thieves Pictures, [2014?]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS AV Material  DVD 371.5 Mentor    ---  Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (79 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD-R (might not be compatible with all players); NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Credits Original score and songs, Buddy Golden, Will Golden ; director of photography, Marina Radwan ; editor, Hannah Neufeld.
Note Program content: İ2013.
Summary Takes an unflinching look at the problem of teen suicide and bullying in America. Mentor, Ohio, is largely white, largely upper middle class, and listed as one of the "Top 100 Places to Live in the United States." Its attraction for immigrants and others proves to be a deadly illusion. The Vidovics swap the perils of war in Bosnia for trying to fit in to this culture of conformity. Their daughter Sladjana endures constant bullying from 8th grade on. Kids make fun of her name, her Croatian accent, her clothes, and her perceived queerness. She suffers nightly death threats and daily physical abuse. The Vidovics seek help from the school-principals, counselors, nurses, security guards, and the police all systematically fail to stop the bullying or create a safer environment. No abuser is held accountable. Sladjana hangs herself at 16. Another victim of this bullying, Eric Mohat does not tell his parents of his daily physical abuse, being called "fag" and "queer" at school. Eric is finally taunted into killing himself at 17. The Vidovics and Mohats both sue the school district, which pursues a policy of denial, destroys evidence, and willfully refuses to address bullying at all. At its heart, the documentary poses a harrowing question: What tragedies will some endure to maintain the status quo, and what risks must we take to reclaim the future of a community in conflict?
Subject Bullying in schools -- Ohio -- Mentor -- Case studies.
Bullying in schools -- United States.
Bullying -- Ohio -- Mentor -- Case studies.
Bullying -- United States.
School violence -- United States.
School violence -- Ohio -- Mentor -- Case studies.
Suicide -- Ohio -- Mentor -- Case studies.
Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior -- Ohio -- Mentor -- Case studies.
Mentor (Ohio) -- Social conditions.
Bullying. (OCoLC)fst00841557
Bullying in schools. (OCoLC)fst00841563
School violence. (OCoLC)fst01107915
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Suicide. (OCoLC)fst01137578
Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior. (OCoLC)fst01145656
Ohio -- Mentor. (OCoLC)fst01222387
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Documentary films. (OCoLC)fst01710390
Nonfiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710269
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Lambert, Alix, film director, film producer, filmmaker.
Wider, Jedd, film producer.
Wider, Todd M., film producer.
Golden, Buddy, composer.
Golden, Will, composer.
Lambert Films, production company.
Wider Film Projects, production company.
Garden Thieves Pictures, publisher.
Standard No. 045635494589

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