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Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 12:27 a.m. MST

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Associated Press
Emmy-winning director Lee Hirsch set out in 2009 to tell the story of five young lives that had fallen prey to bullying, three still living, and two who had already succumbed to suicide — including one boy who was just 11 years old.

The result of Hirsh's work is "Bully," a hard-hitting documentary that hits theaters nationwide on April 13. The release of the film comes at a time when the subject of bullying is being re-examined. Long viewed as a harmless rite of passage, bullying is now being redefined as a social problem, and a new movement to address bullying and the long-term problems its victims face is gaining steam across the country.

Read the full report here: 'Bully' fights back: Hard-hitting film looks at impacts of being tormented
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