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Lucy: Breaking the Silence

(2018)     59 mins
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WINNER - London Independent Film Awards
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'Lucy’ tells the story of a bubbly 22-year old girl who lived in Reigate, England. Lucy took her own life on the 5th May 2012. No one saw it coming. It was a total surprise to her family.


Lucy explained how she felt in the letter she left in the moments before she took her own life. She loved her family but she didn’t love herself or her life, it was a struggle for her and she wanted some peace. Lucy had been to see a doctor but she was not diagnosed as having depression or any form of mental illness. Lucy didn’t talk about her feelings and found it hard expressing her emotions.

The documentary looks at Lucy’s life, the issue of mental health in young adults and the uplifting way of how her family have dealt with such a terrible tragedy.

Producer: Tristan Loraine

Director: Sarah Holloway

Executive Producers: Adrian G. Pop

Completed: February 2018

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