Meta House and Phnom Penh’s child development/mental health clinic Indigo International have joined forces to show interesting documentaries related to child development and mental health on a regular basis. We have the aim to raise awareness and to inform the audience on these topics. Each movie will be introduced by one of Indigo International’s professionals, and after the screening questions can be asked. In June we screened a documentary in Meta House on autism, ‘Life, Animated’ (2016). After a summerbreak we screened in August a film on the birth of psychotherapy in The Flicks: ‘A Dangerous Method’ (2011). This time we screen a documentary about a hard and difficult topic topic: depression and at its worst suicide.
There have been more than 1,200 suicides at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (USA) since it opened in 1937, among the most of any location in the world. After reading about the number of self-inflicted deaths from the Golden Gate, Eric Steel, a documentary filmmaker, saw a story in the bridge’s morbid allure. From January through December 2004, Steel used 10-to-12-person crews to train his cameras day and night on this landmark — using both close-up lenses and wide angle shots to see the full expanse of the bridge. By the time he finished, he had taped 23 of the 24 suicides that occurred that year. His documentary The Bridge (2006, 94 min) has produced both praise and condemnation.
Erik Van Kemenade, working as psychologist at Indigo International, will give a short talk on suicide and its background. After the screening there is a possibility to ask him questions.
Date & time: Saturday September 9th 2017 at 4 pm
Location: Meta House, 37 Samdach Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh.
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