THE GIRL ON THE BRIDGE releases for the first time in Australia from October 10. The film will be available to watch online and in select cinemas nationally to coincide with Mental Health Week (October 10-17).
Find out more at www.thegirlonthebridgefilm.com.au
The Girl On The Bridge, directed by award winning New Zealand filmmaker Leanne Pooley is a glimpse into a world few of us comprehend. This documentary is a response to our collective anguish about the suicide crisis in our communities and our desire to “do something”. Twenty-two year old Jazz Thornton survived multiple suicide attempts and is now taking on a system she believes is failing her generation, founding her own charity to support young people struggling as she once did.
Shot over a two year period, The Girl On The Bridge follows Jazz as she increasingly finds herself the face of the suicide epidemic unfolding around her. Young people and their families turn to her in desperation asking her to “save” them. She juggles the pressure of their expectations while doing all she can to change the societal prejudices that helped create the problem in the first place. This is a film about hope. It’s a film about redemption. The Girl On The Bridge is a challenge to all of us to try to understand.
Heritage Films in conjunction with The QB Magazine will be giving away online movie passes to two (2) randomly drawn entries.
Hurry! The competition closes midnight on 20th October 2020.