Scarred by the suicide of a friend, Melanie L. Dion and Alexandre Hardy, producers and directors of this documentary, sought to understand what could drive someone to commit such an act.
Thus was born SANS TOI, a personal and intimate documentary that delves into suicide as a public health issue as well as collective happiness. SANS TOI seeks to explain what drives someone to take their life and the consequences of forcing others into such devastating mourning.
The documentary highlights the authentic and heart-wrenching accounts of those left behind: parents attempting to carry on without their child; loved ones whose lives are forever changed. Going beyond the statistics, the producers' approach is original, humane and sensitive.
The unexpected outcome will remain with the viewer, inspiring a reflection that will live on long after the screening. SANS TOI speaks to all those who have been, or could be, affected by the devastating act that is suicide, and for those who do not wish to remain powerless when it is imposed upon them.
Advisory: While treated with sensitivity, the subject matter might be disturbing to some.
The documentary is available in French with both French and English subtitles.