SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017, 10:00AM Julia DeBurgos Performing & Arts Center
THE BULLY Jacqueline Wilson USA • 2016 • 30 min • Drama
The Bully, a short film that tells the tale of a Muslim girl who is starting a new school and finds herself the victim of relentless bullying. In the resulting emotional turmoil, she finds allies and salvation in unexpected places. It is a story of intolerance, but also a story of kindness, forgiveness, and redemption. Inspired by Artist, Jiggy Jada.
The Stop Bullying Project’s main goal is to help bring an end to bullying. Whether it is through education, music, film, social chats, discussions or protest marches, we are dedicated to helping our children live the lives they deserve without fear.
We, at The Stop Bullying Project, have had the privilege to speak with countless young people, and make a small dent in the problem of bullying. However, we know that if we ALL join together, and make a determined effort to fight together, we can make an even greater impact on the lives of those affected by bullying. Will you join us?
We hope that you are inspired, encouraged, and ready to join us in our movement to put an end to bullying. Every day we are hearing stories about young people being bullied to the degree that they are taking their own lives. With the rise of technology, it has taken on a whole new face and a whole new form. It seems that there is no way for the victims of bullying to get away, as their attackers and taunters are on a constant campaign to destroy their life.
In order to combat bullying, we must continue to open our mouths and speak out about what is going on. We must encourage our children to speak out and to share and tell who is bullying them. We must create a safe place for the victims to be able to express themselves and get the help they need. As far as those doing the bullying; we must be certain to hold them accountable for their actions, and to get to the root of their reasons for bullying. It will not do any good to punish them for their actions, without first understanding and finding out why they do what they do.
The Stop Bullying Project began with a song written in three minutes by Mynding My Own Bizness (MMOB) Entertainment’s Artist, Jiggy Jada. From the mind of this creative genius, along with MMOB Entertainment’s Jacquelyn Wilson, Executive Producer Maurice Wilson of Black Moes-Art Music/NXT LVL Ent. , Director Gerald Barclay of Gee-Bee Productions, The Stop Bullying Project was born, bringing IlluminArt Production’s Director, Arlene Sorkin on board as one of our collaborators for the film project.
Leader, innovator, and gifted defines female artist G.I. Jayne aka Jiggy Jada. With her mother, Jacquelyn, in her corner managing her, the dynamic duo is breaking all rules necessary to achieve their goal: introducing a fresh and innovative voice to the Hip Hop genre. As well as making a social impact on the lives of young people through art and education.
Jiggy Jada’s motive is simply to encourage the youth to believe in themselves while opening up this generations eyes to the darkness they’re sometimes trapped in. Moving with militancy and diligence she is prepared for war and fights for the cause.
M.M.O.B and Jiggy Jada teamed up with Black Moes-Art/NXT LVL Ent., Gee-Bee Productions, and assistance from IlluminArt Productions. Combining their crafts of music and theater, The Bully was produced. The Screenplay was written and formatted by Youngnesse Williams, inspired by the written words of Jiggy Jada to bring attention to the escalating problem of bullying.
Please join us in our efforts by supporting our film, The Bully, a short film that tells the tale of a Muslim girl who is starting a new school and finds herself the victim of relentless bullying. In the resulting emotional turmoil, she finds allies and salvation in unexpected places. It is a story of intolerance, but also a story of kindness, forgiveness, and redemption. Inspired by Artist, Jiggy Jada. We are taking this message to the masses, hoping we can bring an end to the violence that is overwhelming a generation.