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Cyberbullying Film at the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

April 10, 2013

Jamey Rodemeyer Buffalo, NY 2011

ATLANTA, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – SUBMIT, a cyberbullying documentary, is being shown for the second time in its film festival run. “Submit the Documentary” is appearing next at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Thurs. – April 11, 2013 at The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo, NY – 7pm. For ticket information visit: http://thebnff.com/films/submit-the-documentary-the-virtual-reality-of-cyberbullying/

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Buffalo local and prominent film reviewer, Jared Mobarak, gives SUBMIT 8 out of 10, “After the tragic events surrounding Williamsville teen Jamey Rodemeyer’s 2011 suicide helped spark a public outcry against the phenomenon known as cyberbullying, it’s only fitting to see Muta’Ali Muhammad’s Submit the Documentary: The Virtual Reality of Cyberbullying make its second appearance on the festival circuit here in Buffalo, New York. Inspired by Lady Gaga’s music, this openly bisexual young man posted on YouTube, Formspring, and other Social Media sites to share his experiences and work towards preventing the act of which he himself eventually succumbed. As a result of an unending shower of hate speech and anonymous homophobic bullying, Rodemeyer left this world with an electronic adieu through a Tweet to his idol saying, ‘bye mother monster.’ The sad truth is that his isn’t an isolated incident.”

Gabbie Rae, a young Pop artist Tweeted, ” @GabbieRaeRocks @SubmitTheDoc WOW! WOW! WOW! Mom & I watched today WOW!!!!! #Powerful #StopBullying #StopHate.”

Regain Your Name is best known for its online reputation systems that help if you are cyberbullied or harassed online, “Every school, parent and teacher should view and discuss this film. Even if your school does nothing else, one viewing of this film will go a long way to enlightening the student and parent body.”

SUBMIT is happy to announce its newest partnerships with YourSphere for Parents, Yoursphere for Kids, Megan Meier Foundation, Carla Franklin and Smart Sign. Over 100 private screenings have been requested by schools and youth organizations from across the country and Canada. To request a FREE screening for your school or organization visit: Submit the Documentary.

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For more information, screening kits, and showing information, please visit www.submitthedocumentary.com.

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