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Reuters: New film shows drama of Golden Gate Bridge suicides

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 5, 2006 at 10:11AM

Every few weeks, someone climbs over the railing of San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge and jumps to their death at one of the highest-profile suicide sites in the world. Local media rarely report the deaths, and few people have seen the dramatic suicides -- until now. Filmmaker Eric Steel's new film "The Bridge," which shows six suicides, premiered recently at New York's Tribeca and San Francisco's film festivals. In recording about 10,000 hours of video, the film crews captured 23 of 24 known suicides in 2004, Steel said, some with just a wide angle photo that shows a splash about 220 feet below. Adam Tanner reports.
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Every few weeks, someone climbs over the railing of San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge and jumps to their death at one of the highest-profile suicide sites in the world. Local media rarely report the deaths, and few people have seen the dramatic suicides -- until now. Filmmaker Eric Steel's new film "The Bridge," which shows six suicides, premiered recently at New York's Tribeca and San Francisco's film festivals. In recording about 10,000 hours of video, the film crews captured 23 of 24 known suicides in 2004, Steel said, some with just a wide angle photo that shows a splash about 220 feet below. Adam Tanner reports.