“There is something so damaging, so profoundly hurtful, when we silence those who are suffering, when we turn away from their pain.”
The Hidden Face of Suicide
This film enters the world of survivors, those who have lost loved ones to suicide, and reveals their remarkable stories. Looking for the story behind the silence in her own family, Silverman sets out on a journey of understanding and transformation. Using masks, the survivors find a unique and creative way to express the unspeakable. Their journey brings to light the danger of secrets and the terrible cost of silence.
Responses to the Film
The Story Within – Myth and fairy tale in therapy
Six people embark on journeys of profound self-discovery by immersing themselves as characters in self-selected and personally meaningful myths or fairy tales. This film takes us through the stages of an original and dynamic approach to the Creative Arts Therapies and is a moving testament to the power of creativity and myth in clinical practice.
Seeds of Hope
An Arts – Based Approach to Suicide and Resiliency
In Collaboration with The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Yehudit directed an innovative project working with diverse communities affected by suicide. The project culminated in a featured exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts of masks made by community participants.