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ID picks up “The Hidden Face of Suicide” documentary, expanding its slate of niche themed films
Montreal-based ID Communications prepares strategic niche film distribution for worldwide distribution and online communities
By: Martine Tremblay
“Directed and produced by Yehudit Silverman the film takes a unique and dare I say inspiring approach to a taboo subject. Whereas most films dealing with suicide center either on the person or action where one takes one’s own life, Yehudit’s film turns the camera on those whose lives are forever impacted by the loss of a loved one” said ID’s principal, Dan Shannon.
“I was inspired to make this film because of the silence around suicide. When I was a teenager a number of my classmates committed suicide. One boy, a friend, shot himself, another boy, who drove me to school, hung himself . No one ever talked about it. And then when I was seventeen, I found out by accident that my uncle had committed suicide. I never knew. So again there was this silence, again no one would speak about it. I wanted to understand this silence and what was so terrifying or shameful about it that people couldn’t even say the word. People couldn’t even go there. So I think this film was really my journey in a way of going beneath the silence. ” says Ms Silverman.
“The Hidden Face of Suicide” explores some of the unspeakable aspects of suicide using a uniquely artistic approach . As a professor in creative therapy at Montreal’s Concordia University, Yehudit’s film makes use of masks and other dramatic art techniques -- by introducing creative expression to the experience of survivors, this allows people to deal with their pain in a whole new way” says Mr Shannon.
-Dr Gudzer, Director of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada.
"The film has thus far been accepted in nearly half a dozen film festivals, including most recently the Montreal World Film Festival. This should help the film get access to educational television markets worldwide. We will also be putting in place a special offer to online communities where we have identified people from around the globe searching the web for information on how to deal with grief in such situations…we are confident the new digital marketing opportunities will help us spread the word about our film ” Said Mr. Shannon.
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About ID Communications Inc.
ID Communications inc. is a Montreal-based boutique film, television and web marketing company specialized in the area of international sales representation and distribution for film, TV, DVD and web-based properties. For more information visit http://idcommunications.org/
About the Director
Yehudit Silverman is a filmmaker, professor at Concordia University, and a registered creative arts therapist. You can read more about her, her films, her news, her therapeutic approach.