Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Dribbles" to screen at 2009 New Hampshire Conference on Bullying


[Submitted by our friends at Tosi Productions in Goffstown.]

Dribbles
, the full-length movie produced by Granite State filmmakers Thomas and Heidi Tosi, will be the featured film at the 2009 New Hampshire Conference on Bullying which takes place June 24 & 25 in Meredith. The two day conference is a collaboration between the NH Department of Education Office of Safe & Drug-Free Schools and the NH Panel on Bullying. Co-sponsored by the New England Equity Assistance Center and the Education Alliance at Brown University, the event is designed for education professionals and parents and has the goal of addressing the need for consistent and accurate information to improve school climate.

Dribbles, a fictional drama filmed at locations throughout New Hampshire, is the winner of the 2008 New England Emerging Filmmakers Award from the Woods Hole Film Festival and has been awarded the Family Approved Seal by the Dove Foundation for quality entertainment and for the film's themes of perseverance and commitment. Dribbles will screen Wednesday evening during the conference and be followed by a brief question and answer session with the filmmakers.

Keynote speakers at the conference are Elizabeth Englander, professor of Psychology, author, Founder & Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center and Stan Davis, counselor and author of "Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying."

Presenters and facilitators at the conference include: Bill Preble, Professor of Education, New England College, Founder & President Main Street Academix; Randy Ross, New England Equity Assistance Center, school bullying and harassment policy expert; Richard Cole, Safe Schools Attorney and Consultant, investigative techniques; Paul Poteat, Assistant Professor, Boston College, peer group and social networks; Jeff Perrotti, Lecturer, Harvard University, Consultant, risks and resiliency in youth; Matt Gill, President, GLSEN, homophobic language and culture; Maureen Steer, NH State Trooper, DARE Supervisor, Cyberbullying; Pat Walker, Zaner-Bloser "Voices" curriculum, character education.

More information about the conference can be found at the Department of Education website. Click here for more.

Information about the feature film Dribbles, including DVD availability for those not attending the conference, can be found at www.dribblesmovie.com.