When We Were Bullies
30th March, 2022
Written and directed by Jay Rosenblatt, this documentary short explores the shame and complicity surrounding a schoolyard bullying incident from 50 years ago. Weaving together interviews with classmates, stop-motion animation, and his own recollections, Rosenblatt reflects on his deeply personal past and the nature of memory itself.
The film was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival as well as Best Documentary Short Subject at the 2022 Academy Awards.