The Fakes – Digital Promise

The Fakes

The Fakes


Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Virginia

Winner of the 360 Filmmakers Challenge One Moment 360 Award – Fall 2016 

From the filmmakers: ”This film is about teens in and out of school. We will be following four teenage girls and tracking their emotions throughout the film in numerous ways. We will be focusing on bullying, verbal comments, fake friends, and sports. We are focusing on this issue because people kill themselves and we want to let them to know that they are not alone.”

Discussion Prompts

  • What did you learn from watching this video?
  • If you could ask someone in the video a question, what would you ask?
  • Was there a particular part of the video that you found most interesting or surprising?
  • What do you think is the significance of the film’s title?

Related Links 

  • 360 Stories: The Fakes Short Documentary – Set at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Virginia, the 360 film The Fakes is a narrative story that shows how bullying can lead to suicide. In this behind-the-scenes look at their film, we see how the students created The Fakes, their personal history with bullying and the impression the film left on their school’s librarian.

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