Monday, June 04, 2007

The Bridge -- Documentary

Last October I posted about a documentary film that was being debuted in only a couple cities in the nation. This film was entitled "The Bridge" and it was directed by Eric Steel. You can get a more detailed synopsis of the film at my linked post above, but in short, it is a film focusing on the topic of suicide. It contains footage of individuals committing suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Steel also has footage of interviews he did with the family members of many of the individuals who committed suicide from the bridge.

I've been anticipating seeing this film ever since I first heard about it, but since it wasn't making a nation-wide release, I was losing hope that I'd be able to see it since I wasn't making any trips to California or New York anytime soon. HOWEVER, it looks like I'm going to get my chance afterall. Today, I noticed that it is coming to DVD and is being released on June 12th. Here is where I found that information.


Not to sound like a dreary type of person, I'll end here with some lyrics to a new India Aire song that I heard today and I liked. The song is called "There's Hope."

[Verse 1:]
Back when I had a little
I thought that I needed a lot
A little was over rated,
but a lot was a little too complicated
You see-Zero didn't satisfy me
A million didn't make me happy
That's when I learned a lesson
That it's all about your perception
Hey-are you a pauper or a superstar
So you act, so you feel, so you are
It ain't about the size of your car
It's about the size of the faith in your heart

There's hope
It doesn't cost a thing to smile
You don't have to pay to laugh
You better thank God for that

There's hope

[Verse 2:]
Off in the back country of Brazil
A met a young brother that made me feel
That I could accomplish anything.
You see just like me he wanted to sing
He had no windows and no doors
He lived a simple life and was extremely poor
On top of all of that he had no eye sight,
but that didn't keep him from seein' the light
He said, what's it like in the USA,
and all I did was complain
He said-livin' here is paradise
He taught me paradise is in your mind
You know that


Every time I turn on the T.V. (There's Hope)
Somebody's acting crazy (There's Hope)
If you let it, it will drive you crazy (There's Hope)
but I'm takin' back my power today (There's Hope)
Gas prices they just keep on rising (There's Hope)
The government they keep on lying
but we gotta keep on surviving
Keep living our truth and do the best we can do


Stand up for your rights [echo]
Keep shining your light [echo]
And show the world your smile [echo]


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