Cape Breton Regional Library

Film: 1999

Relax in our cozy space and enjoy a free film on the big screen!

When a series of teen suicides haunts a small-town high school in the late 1990s, everyone is forever transformed. Samara returns to the town she fled as a teen to confront the memories still lurking there, in its spaces and within the dusty boxes of diaries, photos and VHS tapes. She encounters people who are as breathtaking as they are heartbroken, and, finally, 16 years later, the community strengthens itself by sharing the long-silenced memories. This documentary film from the National Film Board weaves together multiple voices in a collective essay on how grief is internalized—and how, as children, we so painfully learn to articulate our desire to stay alive.

Library programs are free of charge.


Baddeck Library - 520 Chebucto Street

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