Date of Award

1-1-2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Mass Communications

First Advisor

Sheila Schroder

Keywords

Bullying, Columbine

Abstract

On April 20, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School and killed 12 students and 1 teacher. The days following the shooting were spent questioning their motive and it seems, to this day, some are still confused. If those in charge of the investigation would have stopped pointing fingers and listened to the cries of the shooters and the students, they would see that Columbine was a time bomb. Students tells stories of bullying and torment and many agree that a group of athletes dominated the school.

Most who see bullying see it as entertaining, but the victims live with it all their lives. Bullying is harmful as well as hurtful and needs to be recognized before it can be fought. The film I have written takes a look at two young men years after being bullied. We see how it has affected their lives long after high school and how they cope with seeing their bully again. The strength they find as friends helps them to overcome their fears and take the steps necessary for moving on.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Wendy Joy Rosoff

File size

129 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Mass communication

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