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The Bridge

When:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where:
San Jacinto Hall Theatre
Description:

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular suicide destination in the world, and those drawn by its call. Steel and his crew filmed the bridge during daylight hours from two separate locations for all of 2004, recording most of the two dozen deaths in that year (and preventing several others). They also taped interviews with friends, families and witnesses, who recount in sorrowful detail stories of struggles with depression, substance abuse and mental illness. Raises questions about suicide, mental illness and civic responsibility as well as the filmmaker's relationship to his fraught and complicated material.

The Bridge is sponsored by The Department of Housing and Residential Life and SADOC (Social Awareness Documentary Film Club).


Cost:
free
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Sponsor:
Contact:
Raechel Kepner
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Entertainment, Health, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students