Ireland's growing suicide epidemic to be highlighted in Dublin premiere of award-winning short film

CIY, a youth charity based in Dublin, Belfast and locations around the world, will host the first premiere of an award-winning short film about Ireland's suicide epidemic and the effects it has on our culture and young people.

Recent studies indicate suicide is the leading cause of death in young men between the ages of 15-34 across Ireland.

Unseen was shot in Ireland in March of 2017 and has gone on to win Best Short Film in Ireland at the Richard Harris Film Festival as well as being a finalist in the Galway Film Festival.

The film features Irish actors Bob Carley and Desmond Eastwood and was developed by a mostly Irish-based crew.

Carley plays the part of Alexander, who finds his grandson, Owen (played by Eastwood) preparing to take his own life.

Jasper Rutherford, CIY’s European Director says “This film is an incredibly powerful tool to help young people and young adults talk about their own mental health.

"We wanted to de-stigmatise mental health and make it easier for young people to talk about.

"This film enables that to happen in a positive way, whether in the classroom, in youth groups, at University, or even in the home.”

The film will premiere on March 5 in Dublin at 7.30pm with follow-up screenings on March 7 in Limerick and March 8 in Belfast.

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By Greg Murphy

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