Director: Alix Lambert (in attendance)
In 2006 and 2010, Mentor, Ohio was selected as one of America's Top 100 Cities to Live, but over those five years, an alarming number of teens from this proud upper-class enclave committed suicide. Mentor follows the families of two victims as they uncover the shocking history of bullying at Mentor High School. They begin to realize what many of their children already knew: going to class meant a daily battle to simply survive. Families join forces in search of answers and justice, and eventually file an unprecedented lawsuit against the school district for the death of their children. Their attempt is met with willful denial and destroyed evidence. Through unflinching storytelling, Mentor captures just how disturbing and dangerous protecting the status quo can be.
Co-presented by Austin Gay and Lesbian Independent Film Festival. Entry is available to all 2014 AGLIFF Badge Holders. AGLIFF members must abide by AFF badge policy.
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