Mentor


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Running Time: 79 mins.
Genre: Documentary

Cast:
Alix Lambert

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Summary:
Mentor, Ohio is largely white, largely upper middle class, and listed as one of the "Top 100 Places to Live in the United States." Its attraction for immigrants and others proves to be a deadly illusion. The Vidovics swap the perils of war in Bosnia for trying to fit into this homogeneous community. Their daughter Sladjana endures constant bullying from 8th grade on. Kids make fun of her name, her Croatian accent, her clothes, and her perceived queerness. She suffers nightly death threats and daily physical abuse. The Vidovics seek help from the school and the police -- they both systematically fail to create a safer environment. No abuser is held accountable. Sladjana hangs herself at sixte... Full Summary >>