The Golden Gate Bridge is the top suicide destination in the world. Suicide is not an easy subject matter. My brother died of cancer as a young man, and I was with him when he died. My sister was killed by a drunk driver, and I wasnâ€™t there when she died. In many ways, it was easier to deal with the death that I saw than the one that I didnâ€™t. That is what guided me as I made the documentary The Bridge. In 2004, our crew ran cameras at the bridge for almost every daylight minute, capturing most of the two dozen suicides that happened, as well as many attempts. By looking at one of society’s gravest taboos, I hoped to change the way society talks about suicide and shine light on the darkest possible moments in a person’s life.
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