March 18 – 29
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Run Time: 90 minutes
Eric Mohat, a fun-loving high-school student from Mentor, Ohio took his own life at the age of 17. His family and friends were shocked and horrified. They had no idea that Eric was the subject of intense bullying, a grim reality that he faced alone. His case is unfortunately not uncommon. In fact, four other students from Mentor High School committed suicide in a period of just three years. The pain caused from rejection and ridicule can also turn outward: in the case of Columbine and other school shootings, the gunmen were all products of exclusion. In REJECT, teachers and administrators share their first-hand experiences with ostracism, offering valuable insight into a problem that has now hit epidemic proportions. Doctors and researchers contribute results from eye-opening studies on the impact that rejection has on our brains. This thought-provoking documentary serves an important function by opening up a much needed dialogue about bullying and the factors that cause it. For anyone concerned with our children's future, REJECT is an absolute must-see. – E.F.
Ruth Thomas-Suh, Kurt Engfehr, Peter Brauer
Nara Garber, Bryan Sarkinen
Director and producer, Ruth Thomas-Suh, received a M.A. degree from NYU. There, she studied journalism and directed her first short, "Daniel: Where Faith Meets Science," which was featured on PBS. Thomas-Suh has also worked in marketing for such high-profile companies as Time Warner and J. Walter Thompson.
Golden Rule Films
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