Film Connects Student Isolation to Bullying At Butler University January 15

A free film showing and discussion of REJECT is scheduled Wednesday, January 15, at 3 p.m. in Butler University’s Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts.

Acclaimed at the Indianapolis Heartland Film Festival and the Cleveland Film Festival, the 90-minute documentary follows real stories of youths facing social rejection and responding with violence. It highlights strategies for teaching school children how to prevent the rejection that leads to isolation and even bullying.

Admission is free, but tickets should be reserved at

Butler Assistant Professor of School Counseling Brandie Oliver will help lead a post-film discussion, along with the film’s director Ruth Thomas-Suh and ostracism expert Kip Williams of Purdue University.