The Bridge

The Bridge

Byr Eric Steel

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2006-04-27
  • Rate: Unrated
  • Lenght: 1h 34min
  • Director: Eric Steel
  • Producer: Easy There Tiger Productions
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
6.8/10
6.8
From 176 Certification

Description

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure; a symbol of San Francisco, the West, freedom - and something more, something spiritual, something words cannot describe.Director Eric Steel and his crew spent an entire year focusing on the Bridge. Running cameras for almost every daylight minute, they documented nearly two dozen suicides and a great many unrealized attempts. In addition, the director captured nearly 100 hours of incredibly frank, deeply personal, often heart-wrenching interviews with the families and friends of the departed, as well as with several of the attempters themselves.The Bridge is a visual and visceral journey into one of life's gravest taboos, offering glimpses into the darkest, and possibly most impenetrable corners of the human mind.

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  • Powerful Film

    3
    By Great Skate
    I rented this documentary without reading the description. (I assumed it was about the history of the bridge). I started watching it and realized it was about bridge jumpers. I actually found it to be very moving and quite haunting, since I didn't realize how often this happens. Especially interesting is the young man that survived his attempt 11 years ago. I looked him up on the Internet and he is now a well-known inspirational speaker for mental health. What a wonderful outcome to his life to help other people that feel desperate!

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