REAL FOR US
You can view the trailers / Featurettes to the film at the Haesefilms You Tube Channel
This 2 DVD set includes an Educator manual to assist you in the classroom or large presentations on the bullying issues.
REAL FOR US, is a story that follows several high school students from the bully to the bullied and to bystanders. The audience will get to experience what it is like to be bullied from their peers and allow the viewer to better understand how bullying is much more. Even though each of the students receives different measures of bullying, whether verbally or physically, we see and hear what they are going through and the emotional toll it is having on them. It begins to show how those being bullied start to retreat from everyday living and no one seeing the signs they are giving. The audience gets to hear the inner voices of how they are feeling and how it makes them feel the same regardless the type of bullying. Both are feeling isolated and alone.
To help get the audience to understand more, we see things from the bystander’s point of view and what they are thinking. We begin to learn the role of the bystanders in how they allow or prevent bullying. The bystanders are portrayed by their peers and adults/teachers. It shows the wrong way how you deal with bullying as well as the right way. The film concludes with hope. The kids being bullied learn that finding their voice can help put a stop to bullying behaviors and is supported both by their peers and adults.
film is a process of all the aspects of bullying and all of its
behaviors which climax with confrontations and decisions of life and
morals. We see all the characters better understand what they are doing,
what they can do to help and more importantly, have a voice for what is