This year in my class of « film production », we were asked to create a PSA: Public Service Anouncement about an important topic as the health with the cigarettes or alcohol when you drive for example.
With our team we decided to dwell on suicide. It is an act that unfortunately affects many young people who feel misunderstood and who think their lives are insurmountable to such an extent that they wish to stop living.
I think this is a topic that should not be taboo because speaking is the best solutions to help these people. Communicating and listening becomes paramount in certain situations. There are millions of reasons why teenagers commit suicide: harassment, rape, being uncomfortable in their own skin, parents’ divorce …
Here is our video shock to react the people concerned and their entourages. That only happens to other people.
Moreover, the subject becomes more and more important. A new serie « 13 reasons why » has just been broadcast on Netflix which is a series on a teenage girl who has just committed suicide and explains by episodes why she made such a move. In addition, we can see the reaction of her parents, her friends and the people she attended in the school. They are all overwhelmed by the death of Hanna.
You can find the trailer here:
It’s an important message to share !