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  • 'Under the Surface' by David R Cairns

    The film is about a series of suicides by young men in Dundee, during summer 2010 and how their families coped with such tragedy. 

    David R Cairns, the director, straight out of NFTVS, poured all his energy and sensitivity into listening to those families, absorbing their pain, and finding ways to translate it poetically so the film will walk the fine line of telling the harsh facts of reality, living in economically deprived Dundee while respecting their individual stories with enough feelings to go beyond the social worker case study, all this in 9 minutes!

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