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1000 Days

Jeanette Rourke, Ron Bambridge

1000 Days

Film synopsis

"No one is immune - Globally, close to 800,000 people die from suicide every year. That is one person every forty seconds and we don’t talk about it.
Our aim is to break that silence.

When a life is lost to suicide, what part, do each of us play?

Sangeeta Mahajan, a Consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation, lost her only son, Saagar, to suicide.

On the day of Saagars suicide, Sangeeta started to write a blog, a blog she wrote every day for 1000 Days.

Saagar sat on a bench at the station for, over two hours before putting himself under a train, despite clearly being distressed, not a single person, reached out.
The moment his body was on the tracks, the camera’s came out to - TWEET!

This film, which pays tribute to this remarkable young man, is also a ‘call to arms’. What can ‘each one of us’ do, to lift the taboo of silence and talk about suicide. How can a Mother survive the unsurvivable?
As a society, what have we become?
When a life is lost to suicide, what part, do each of us play and can a Mother survive the unsurvivable? The loss of an only son. Explored via a blog written by a grieving mother for a 1000 Days
https://kidsaregifts.org/"

Project summary

  Runtime  

00:21:57

  Country  

United Kingdom

  Category  

Documentary

  Release Date  

2021-01-31