Last night we watched The Bridge
, its a documentary about people who commit suicide jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Starting in January of 2004 a film crew began filming the bridge almost continuously for an entire year. During that year they filmed most of the two dozen suicides and many near attempts that happened in 2004. Most of the film is interviews with family members and friends of the people who jumped from the bridge as well as witnesses. Being someone who has had someone close to them take their own life I found the interviews pretty moving. The interviews are a big part of the film but those who jumped are the focus. They detail the lives of at least five or six jumpers and the problems they had in their lives that lead up to the moment they ended them. One women is pulled from the ledge by a passer by, there is also a young man who is interviewed who survived his jump to talk about it. The footage of the Golden Gate and the bay is beautiful and offers an eerie contrast to the films dark subject matter. The film does show many people jumping from the bridge however most of what you see is just them leaping. It might sound a little morbid but I found it rather fascinating as well as disturbing.
Hard to rate a film like this....I liked it and thought it was very interesting, I suppose I'll give it an A.
FYI More people have committed suicide by jumping form the Golden Gate than anywhere else in the world.