Winner in the Interactive New Media category of the NFB-TVO Calling Card Program
Toronto, May 10, 2012 — The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and TVO launch The Next Day, a groundbreaking interactive animated documentary constructed from intimate interviews with survivors of near-fatal suicide attempts. In this poetic and profound philosophical exploration, four seemingly ordinary people offer their haunting personal insights into life, the decision to end it, and what comes after. The Next Day is part of Mental Health Matters, TVO’s extensive programming in support of Canadian Mental Health Week (May 7—13, 2012). Visit nfb.ca/thenextday and tvo.org/thenextday to engage with The Next Day.
According to the World Health Organization, suicide rates have increased by 60 percent worldwide in the last 45 years. An estimated 900,000 people commit suicide every year–the equivalent of one death every 40 seconds.Â The Next Day asks: What if they had waited just one more day?