Effort to Pass Workplace Bullying Law Featured on Youtube
Increase opportunities for free distribution on the internet allows producers established as Beverly Peterson, a new space to explore issues such as bullying at work are usually not a developer or financier radar. “The hardest part of this project,” says award-winning documentary film director, “has been to make others understand that these heartbreaking stories are credible and deserve to be heard.” Bullying bosses are rarely held accountable for indiscriminate targeting an employee after another to destroy careers and lives and hopes of a law will change that. Peterson almost three years ago began to film the grassroots activists in their struggle to pass more comprehensive legislation and harassment in 2009 launched his video blog, you should NOT be a law: NoJobIsWorthThis.com. “The site is constantly developing new opportunities to tell stories of the people through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc.,” says Peterson. “If I had to stop and raise funds for this project for dissemination would never have been able to achieve everything I have so little time.” Last month presented its web site and videos in the prestigious 7th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Cardiff, Wales. “I told them I usually release my work in a film festival, museum or on television – but for this topic I was delighted that his place would serve that purpose.”
For Peterson, this form of new media exposure has changed the way we look at the production of videos. Site visitors can click on the Resources page for links to free templates updated Human Resources Policy, Government & Non-profit Orgs offers advice and support, a news archive, research papers, books on this subject and much more. New videos are uploaded on a regular basis throughout the site and users can click videos on the testimony of the stories of victims around the country. Unlike traditional documentaries, avant-garde approach allows viewers to press the pause button while watching a video and single click on the link for important information and respond as they wish. “It is the dream of an editor – immediate, intimate and powerful,” says Peterson. The page definition can help victims put words to what they or a loved one may be happening and the alternative blog contains commentary and news on this topic. A new feature adds a “relation of acting” with the International Coalition for Education on Workplace Bullying Peterson helped form. The coalition brings together researchers, practitioners, and victims to share free resources, ideas and global dialogue.
Documentary ** Beverly Peterson has been transmitted internationally, and was screened at major festivals, including HBO, PBS, The Sundance Channel, The Sundance Film Festival, Human Rights Watch, the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Art Brooklyn, the Walker Art Center, The Warhol Museum, The Kitchen. 71 West Broadway, Ground Zero in New York, NY, was selected as part of the presentation of memory in the Library of Congress, which has included in the national film archive 9 / 11. Some parts of Invisible Revolution, were presented at the ABC’s 20/20, Dateline, and HBO specials on domestic terrorism.