Let’s Get Real Press Kit
Name-calling and bullying are at epidemic proportions among youth across the country, and are often the root causes of violence in schools. Let’s Get Real gives young people the chance to tell their stories in their own words–and the results are heartbreaking, shocking, inspiring and poignant. Unlike the vast majority of videos made for schools about the issue, Let’s Get Real doesn’t sugarcoat the truth or feature adults lecturing kids about what to do when “bad” kids pick on them.
Let’s Get Real examines a variety of issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others. The film not only gives a voice to targeted kids, but also to kids who do the bullying to find out why they lash out at their peers and how it makes them feel. The most heartening part of Let’s Get Real includes stories of kids who have mustered the courage to stand up for themselves or a classmate.
The accompanying 130-page Let’s Get Real curriculum guide features valuable lesson plans, discussion starters, classroom activities and handouts for teachers to use in conjunction with the film.
When used with students, Let’s Get Real has inspired honest dialogue that establishes an awareness about their own roles in society and what they can do to prevent prejudice and promote understanding.
Schools and community groups may also sign up for staff training on how to use Let’s Get Real as a teaching tool in classrooms.
Recommended for use by:
Students in grades 5 through 9
Educators and youth service providers
The kids featured in Let’s Get Real speak honestly and openly about their experiences. They do not use euphemisms to talk about the bad words they hear and say. Recommended for students in grades 5 – 9.
Part of The Respect For All Project
Running Time: 35 minutes
Format: VHS and DVD – Special features include director’s interview, clips from other RFAP films, chapter-by-chapter version of the film corresponding to the curriculum guide
K-12 Schools, Community Groups $99
Public Libraries $49
Colleges & Universities $199