The S Word's Kelechi Ubozoh and Dese'Rae Stage were among four people who shared their personal journeys as suicide attempt survivors with "Good Morning America" to shed light on the darkness. You can read all four stories on the Good Morning America website.
More than 1,000 guests attended the red-carpet awards ceremony and top films screening in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 22nd to celebrate the achievement of young filmmakers across the state. Lisa was honored to receive a Directing Change award for Outstanding Film with Messaging around Suicide Prevention. Lisa was also thrilled to hand out [...]
We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the Stanislaus County Suicide Prevention Advisory Board for all their efforts in presenting four free community screenings of The S Word in downtown Modesto, Ceres, Patterson and West Modesto. Every screening featured Spanish subtitles and the Q & A panel discussion with Lisa in Ceres [...]
Lisa had the honor of presenting The S Word at the the Third Annual Governor’s Conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Q & A afterward reflected an engaged and deeply thoughtful audience reaction. Thank you Richard Barrett for inviting us and for the warm reception. And, as you can see, Lisa got to meet the governor. [...]
Talented young filmmaker Milo Ferguson, a junior at Oakwood Secondary School in Southern California, created this video in memory of his friend who died by suicide.
In advance of our two screenings at the FREEP Film Festival, Ellen Piligian, wrote a wonderful article about Lisa and The S Word for The Detroit Free Press: Lisa Klein knows the silence of suicide all too well. “The S Word,” her documentary screening Saturday and Sunday at Freep Film Festival, examines suicide through stories [...]
In early April THE S WORD took part in the Cleveland International Film Festival. In addition to the usual post-screening Q & A sessions, Lisa participated in a flurry of activities, including an appearance on “Mental Illness and Friends,” a live comedy talk show. Lisa was interviewed by host Deena Nyer Mendlowitz, who infuses the [...]
Dese‘Rae joined Lisa for the Q & A at the College of Public Health sponsored screening at Temple University on April 2nd. Des also brought her amazing photography to the pre-screening resource event. You can visit her website, Live Through This, to learn more about her journey. Thank to you everyone at Temple for a [...]
Lisa and Kelechi recently visited Port Townsend High School in Port Townsend, WA to show THE S WORD and visit with students. After a screening attended by more than 200 kids, students were split into small discussion groups, each led by a teacher or counselor. Lisa and Kelechi circulated throughout, participating in frank, heartfelt conversations. [...]
THE S WORD recently descended on the town of Cloverdale, CA in beautiful Sonoma County. The day began with a screening of the new one-hour, school-friendly version at Cloverdale High School, followed by a group discussion with director Lisa Klein. The students were blown away by the film, which elicited comments such as “I think [...]