This Reporter Wanted To Write About Suicide, Ended Up Saving A Man

 

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With South Korea holding the second-highest rate of suicide in the world, covering the topic required a fresh perspective, one that O-min was struggling to find.

At Mapo Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts, she meets Ma, a homeless man who had witnessed many tragic ends.

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He would have been a prime source of information if he didn’t have an innate distrust of reporters.

He branded her a nuisance who intended to sensationalise the news and refused to speak to her.

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To earn his trust and the respect of her boss, O-min tries hard to win him over.

She ends up gaining an unexpected confidante.

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And when he snapped, their friendship came full circle.

Watch ‘Suicide Bridge’ by Min Kyeong Rak (South Korea) on Viddsee:

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