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It's a Girl's World

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It's a Girl's World takes us inside the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. Playground bullying captured on camera shows a disturbing picture of how these girls use their closest friendships to hurt each other--with shunning, whispering and mean looks--to win social power in the group. Meanwhile, their parents struggle through denial and disbelief as they become aware of the serious consequences of this behaviour. By comparison, the tragic story of a 14-year-old girl is a stark reminder that social bullying can spiral out of control. Believing she had no other choice, Dawn-Marie Wesley killed herself after enduring months of rumours and verbal threats. This documentary shatters the myth that social bullying among girls is an acceptable part of growing up.

2003, 67 min 24 s

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Silver Chris - Category: Education & Information
International Film and Video Festival
November 10 to 14 2004, Columbus - USA

Silver Plaque
INTERCOM International Communication Film and Video Festival
August 4 2004, Chicago - USA

AMTEC Award of Excellence - Category: Government
Itinerant - AMTEC
May 25 to 28 2004, Sudbury - Canada

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