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Lee Hirsch
Lee Hirsch’s debut film, AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN FOUR PART HARMONY, is a feature documentary chronicling the history of the South African anti-apartheid struggle through a celebration of its musical heroes. This film was released to wide acclaim, winning the Audience and Freedom of Expression Awards at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Among the many honors the film received were five Emmy nominations and a win. Lee Hirsch was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and attended the Putney School in Vermont and Hampshire College. He currently lives in Manhattan.

Entries by Lee Hirsch

Signs of Hope in The Battle to End Bullying

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 11:39 AM

We were both afraid to go to school in the morning. Lee would try to find a new route every day so he wouldn't get beaten up, but he usually failed. Rose was so afraid of the constant ridicule that she couldn't eat breakfast and developed a stomach condition. Five...

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Bully: Has a Timeless Issue Found Its Moment?

(319) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 2:47 PM

Almost everyone has a story. That moment when we were bullied, or that entire school year, has stayed with us for a lifetime. Acutely memorable. Painfully timeless. Every year, the U.S. Dept. of Education estimates 13 million American kids are bullied. If you extrapolate that number, year after year, decade...

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