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Warpath 10-20-2006 11:39 PM

The Bridge
 
[url=http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org/tixSYS/2006/filmguide/event_np_trailer.php?EventNumber=1903]- The Bridge[/url]

I watched 20/20 tonight (friday) and they had a story tonight about a film maker taping the golden gate bridge for the entire 2004 year. He was making a documentary on the bridge and more specifically the jumpers. I believe the average of suicides per year from the Bridge is 24. Also a fence to curb jumpers is apparently a hot topic to lawmakers. Those opposed to a fence think that it would make the bridge look bad.

I thought this story was pretty compelling and interesting. The filmmakers actually captured 23 of the 24 known suicides in 2004 on tape. If they saw someone suspiciously thinking about jumping they would alert the cops, but regardless this is a pretty insane thing to do. The filmmaker, Eric Steel thinks that it will help people understand mental illness and suicide more than before. I just wanted to make you all aware of this strange documentary and ask any of those out in San Francisco area what you guys think.

Heres a link to a news article from San Francisco Chronicle:
[url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/01/19/MNGENASPH31.DTL]Film captures suicides on Golden Gate Bridge / Angry officials say moviemaker misled them[/url]

dmek25 10-20-2006 11:47 PM

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thats really eerie. and i never realized that many people walked across the bridge

That Guy 10-20-2006 11:52 PM

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looks like a guy trying to make a buck. not sure what interviewing the family's post jump is really going to do to shed light on the suicides or whatnot.

seems like a big waste of time.

Warpath 10-21-2006 12:05 AM

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[QUOTE=That Guy;231847]looks like a guy trying to make a buck. not sure what interviewing the family's post jump is really going to do to shed light on the suicides or whatnot.

seems like a big waste of time.[/QUOTE]

I disagree about the waste of time, I think its fascinating.

That Guy 10-21-2006 01:14 AM

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then i suggest faces of death ;)

Warpath 10-21-2006 01:26 AM

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[QUOTE=That Guy;231863]then i suggest faces of death ;)[/QUOTE]

Yea I've seen them all. Most of them are pretty fake tho.


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