Program Contents: 93 minutes
Copyright Date: 2007
Available in the United States Only
In 2003, the Beaudry family left their comfortable middle-class home to backpack across the world. A year after their adventure, Samuel Beaudry took another journey—one that left his wife, Maryse Chartrand, with shocking questions. How could a life-loving person take his own life? When mourning exhausts itself, what comes next? Can a family survive suicide?
This documentary, originally planned as a record of the global trek, is Maryse’s quest to understand her husband’s decision and grow past it. Exploring issues of masculinity, male depression, and family dynamics, the film depicts the tragically belated discovery of one man’s hidden anguish—and one woman’s hard-won emotional healing.