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.
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.
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.
And when he snapped, their friendship came full circle.