Drawing from Life

This short documentary follows a group therapy workshop for people who have attempted suicide more than once. A hybrid of vérité and animation, the film is a candid portrayal of 12 people who together, for 20 weeks, take on their fears, their behaviours and their ghosts to move towards life and away from suicide.

Drawing from Life is a production of the National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker-in-Residence project, produced with the creative participation of Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Animation Arts Centre.

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Katerina Cizek
Katerina Cizek
Gerry Flahive
Katerina Cizek
Katerina Cizek
sound recordist
Jeff Reyes
Chris Miller
Dianna Basso
Ken Collins
Andrew Gregoire
Rie Shibazaki
Daks Tomas
Junyu Zhao
animation supervisor
Ben McEvoy
Jed DeCory
Mark Jones
sound design
Chris Miller
original music composer
Bob Wiseman
executive producer
Silva Basmajian


  • pifmom

    “thank-you for sharing this. It has been very informative and yes, we all need this info and these skills in this world. My heartfelt best wishes to all participants...you are a loved child of this universe.every one of us is a gift to be opened and shared. let the light shine on you and from you and make a difference to somebody else. Love to you.” — pifmom, 18 Sep 2010

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