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1999 – WISH YOU WERE HERE

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by Samara Grace Chadwick 2

A filmmaker returns to her hometown to uncover the memories of a wave of suicides that shook her high school in 1999. None of her former classmates have talked about it, until now – although each of them has kept their personal archives from that time. Their memories reveal a far more complex and compelling story than she ever expected. The film is an invitation to move through the silence of grief.

Documentary

WORLD SALES: CAT & Docs, Paris www.catndocs.com National Film Board of Canada, Montreal WORLD PREMIERE: Visions du Réel Nyon 2018

CANADA / SWITZERLAND Documentary, 90 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: English, French, Chiac PRODUCTION: Parabola Films, Montreal / Beauvoir Films, Geneva / National Film Board of Canada, Montreal / SRF

SAMARA GRACE CHADWICK * 1982 in Canada. Samara Grace Chadwick has a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and has spent more than 15 years working in the field of documentary as a filmmaker, editor, and festival programmer at Hot Docs in Toronto and RIDM in Montreal. She is currently Senior Programmer for the Points North Institute and the Camden International Film Festival. 1999 – WISH YOU WERE HERE is her first feature-length documentary film.

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