Arts

The Fat Boy Chronicles Brings Bullying and Obesity to Big Screen

With New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights in the headlines this past fall, and a controversial anti-obesity campaign in Atlanta grabbing the nation’s attention just this month, the release of a new film about an overweight boy confronting cruel kids at school could not be more perfectly timed. The Fat Boy Chronicles was filmed in Newnan, Georgia, based on a 2009 book written by two former teachers who wanted to speak out for the children they care for so much. One of those teachers, Michael Buchanan, stopped by our studios to tell us more about the book and film.

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