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We Are One Film Festival 2020 | World Premiere Doc WAKE UP: STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE OF SUICIDE PREVENTION

2020 We Are One Film Festival | World Premiere

Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention

Directed by Nate Townsend

After losing a close friend to suicide, a group of college students from the University of Missouri was determined to enact positive change. They quickly formed a nonprofit, Wake Up, premised on spreading awareness: their educational initiatives were designed to encourage a massive cultural shift away from social stigmas surrounding mental illness, depression, and suicide.

Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention emerged from this collective movement. The film sheds light on four different groups with varied stories to tell about suicide—American veterans, members of the LGBT community, university students, and gun owners. Through their testimony, the film weaves a diverse tapestry of experiences into a multifaceted narrative of the heroes on the frontlines. As it delves deeper into their experiences, Wake Up confronts tragedy with a call to action: by exploring ways to start thoughtful conversations and push for systemic legislative change, it foregrounds steps to a better world.

Watch WORLD PREMIERE June 4th, 2020 at 6:45PM ET Online HERE: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dt9aeQPqVU&feature=youtu.be

 

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