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Bully Dance

Bully Dance

| 10 min

This short animated film examines the roles of peer pressure, accountability and power struggles in bullying – a pervasive phenomenon.

When a bully picks on a smaller member of his group, the whole community becomes involved. The bully, they learn, is himself a victim at home.

Bully Dance is part of ShowPeace, a series of lively, animated films designed to explore conflict and dispute resolution.

  • story
    Janet Perlman
  • direction
    Janet Perlman
  • design
    Janet Perlman
  • animation
    Janet Perlman
  • music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • sound design
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • animation assistance
    Luigi Allemano
    Sylvain Lavoie
  • digital imaging
    Randall Finnerty
  • digital imaging - assistance
    Osama Afify
  • digital imaging resources
    Ines Hardtke
    Pierre Plouffe
    Marie-Nicole Tremblay
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • post-production coordination
    Éric Barbeau
    Richard Lesage
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page


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Ages 11 to 14

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2

English Language Arts - CanLit
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

This film about harassment and discrimination can help your students understand how bullying develops. Why are victims targeted? How can a bully’s power be quashed? The film can also be used to identify the elements of storytelling without dialogue and to explore narrative structure with second-language students.

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