A film called Bully has been selected as the 2012 True Life Fund film for this year’s True/False Film Fest. The True Life Fund was founded by the festival six years ago, and it raises money and awareness for the subjects of a nonfiction film. It is sponsored this year by The Crossing.

Bully, which showed at Tribeca, follows Emmy-award winner Lee Hirsch into an American school for a year as he hears the stories of five students and their families. The subjects share their experiences with bullying and its effects on them.

This year, The Bertha Foundation will match the money raised by the True Life Fund and donations from True/False attendees to give to the three main characters of Bully. The combined effort hopes to raise more than $30,000. A portion of the money raised will also be given to the Stand for the Silent Foundation that supports families affected by bullying-related suicide.

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