In 2006 and 2010, Mentor, Ohio was selected as one of America’s Top 100 places to live, but over those five years five teenagers from this proud upperclass enclave–known for its safe streets and good schools–committed suicide. “Mentor” follows the families of two of these victims as they uncover a shocking story of bullying, online harassment, psychological torment, and death threats by students at Mentor High School. When the families decide to sue the school for the deaths of their children, it becomes clear that the real bullies are not the teens attending Mentor High, but the adults running it. Their demand for answers are met with shocking retaliation, shredded evidence, and the same willful denial their children encountered when they desperately plead for help.
About the Director:
Lambert’s feature length documentary, Bayou Blue had its world premiere in competition at IDFA (Amsterdam) in November. She wrote Episode 6, season 3 of Deadwood: “A Rich Find” (for which she won a WGA award) and was a staff writer and associate producer on John From Cinicinnati.