Submit the Documentary: The Virtual Reality of Cyberbullying

Thursday, October 10 at 6:30pm

General Admission $15 • 4 Film Pass $40
Under 18 Admission Free / 60 tickets available at the door only


Filmmaker and panel discussion to follow!

Part of "The Last Bully: Stopping Epidemics of Violence," presented by The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona in partnership with The Loft Cinema, Tucson International Jewish Film Festival, and The Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding


“It’s an impressive collection of interviews with key experts in the field; and offers a sobering look at a devastating health issue affecting America’s, and the world’s, youth.” - Alice Cahn


Submit the Documentary exposes the most epic struggle in the digital, Internet age: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is bullying by means of electronic technology committed through email, instant messaging, mobile applications, social media, chat rooms, and blogs or through messages and images sent through a cell phone. Because of the anonymity, kids who never thought of being a bully are becoming harassers. By exploring the complicated dynamics behind cyberbullying, Submit the Documentary describes the impact and outcomes of advanced technology and human nature in a lawless, new, social frontier. In the worst cases, kids and teens take their own lives as the families in Submit the Documentary know all too well. Their narratives describe their close encounters with cyberbullying in heart wrenching detail compared to the lighthearted innocence of kids blithely describing their experience with sexting. Submit the Documentary demystifies the problem by including numerous experts who enlighten parents and viewers to the subculture of social media that children are participating in every day. The experts explain the extent of the problem, roadblocks to solutions, and offer potential, unconventional solutions. (Dir. by Les Ottolenghi, 2013, USA, 56 mins., NR) Digital



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