Alexia starts with a man looking over a girl’s Facebook. It’s her birthday today, but he’s seeing messages of people saying they miss her. A little later, his girlfriend pops up in chat, and asks how he’s doing. She then tells him to stop looking at his ex’s page, and tells him that whatever happened was not his fault. Is he guilty, though? Watch now
This award-winning animated short film (in Cannes, no less) presents to us a man who tries to stop a woman from jumping off the subway tracks. Played out in a sea of grimy scenes and people-crushing waves, El Héroe shows… Watch now
This short film about a man rowing a boat to a “special place” is simple, yet rather thoughtful. I find it interesting how we progress through the man’s life, and yet ultimately find out his destination at the end. UMBRAL… Watch now
Al Otro Lado (English: The Other Side) centers around Laura, a woman working for Hopeline, the suicide hotline. One day, she receives a special call from Javier, a man who seems desperate about something. She tries to get him to talk about what’s pushing him to self-harm, but the conversation takes a different turn when the man asks her about the other people who made calls to the same hotline. Watch now
This film features the sad story of a bullied teenager. While it was not as violent as I thought it would be, it had definitely pulled on my heartstrings. A moment of silence may be necessary after watching this.