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The bridge [videorecording] / IFC presents an Easy There Tiger production ; produced and directed by Eric Steel ; executive producer, Alison Palmer Bourke, Evan Shapiro.

Publication:
[United States] : Easy There Tiger, Inc. ; Port Washington, NY : Distributed by Koch Lorber Films, c2007.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Edition:
Widescreen.
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Subjects:
Suicide.
Suicide victims.
Suicidal behavior.
Suicide -- Prevention.
Suicide -- Risk factors.
Suicide -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Suicide -- United States.
Suicide -- California -- San Francisco.
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.).
San Francisco (Calif.).
Cinéma vérité.
Cinéma vérit.
California -- San Francisco.
California -- San Francisco -- Golden Gate Bridge.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
In English with optional English (SDH) subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
System Details:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo ; enhanced for 16x9 television.
Summary:
"In 2004, 24 people jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge. More people have chosen to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world."--End titles. What makes the suicides at the bridge so unusual is that they take place in broad daylight, in front of people in a busy place - unlike most suicides, which are enacted in extreme privacy. Filmmaker Eric Steel and his crew spent 2004 filming the bridge during daylight hours from two locations, grappling with the ethical question of when to alert authorities, and their responsibilities as observers. The film features interviews with the families and friends of some of the victims that year, as well as one person who changed his mind. Offering a glimpse into one of the darkest, most impenetrable corners of the human mind, the film also interrogates society's ability to blithely ignore the grim realities of depression, mental illness, and drug abuse that underly so many suicides. These are only some of the factors discussed by the film, common to the twenty four people who died at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004, who are now linked together forever by a 4 second fall in an otherwise magically, mysteriously beautiful place.
Contents:
Common occurrence
Gene
Lisa
Family recounts
Wally & Mary Manikow
Photographer's perspective
Kevin Hines: A survivor's struggle
Process of deciding
David, Ruby and Jim
False romanticism
Hurt left behind
End credits.
Participant:
Commentators, Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley, Rachel Marker, Tara Harrell, Lyle Smith, Dave Williams, Christina Koelling, the Figueroa family, Wally and Mary Manikow, Matt and Jen Rossi, Steve Meronek, Keith Glenn, Richard Waters, Kevin Hines, Pat Hines, Gordon Smith, Shelley Albar, Ginny Matthews.
Credits:
Director of photography, Peter McCandless ; editor, Sabine Krayenbühl ; music by Alex Heffes.
Notes:
Inspired by the article "Jumpers," written by Tad Friend, initially published in New Yorker magazine.
Special features: Short feature on the making of "The Bridge" (19 min.); Message from Kevin Hines (1 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Previews (9 min.).
Originally produced as an American documentary in 2005.
Contributor:
Steel, Eric. , Producer, Director
Bourke, Alison Palmer. , Producer
Shapiro, Evan. , Producer
Heffes, Alex. , Composer
Friend, Tad. , Author
Easy There Tiger, Inc. , Producer
Independent Film Channel. , Producer
Koch Lorber Films. , Distributor
ISBN:
141720138X
9781417201389
OCLC:
95219242
Publisher Number:
741952312291
KLF-DV-3122 Koch Lorber Films