2003, 70 min

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suicide is a feature-length fiction of a woman's voyage through the malls, airports and train stations of Asia, Europe and Central America, chronicling her fiercely hopeful and desperate search for a reason to continue living.

Shot to resemble a personal diary film, and starring Silver herself as the fictional filmmaker heroine, suicide is edgy, dark and funny; an audacious act of flirting with the revelatory autobiographical. It is a wild ride, as the heroine, slipping ever further into the shadow areas between the real and the imagined....

written, directed, edited: Shelly Silver
produced by: House Productions, Oshikuma Films
amanda: Shelly Silver
editing advisors: Mary Patierno, Kathy High, Yvonne Volkart, Ed Bowes
sound mix: Bill Seery, Mercer Street Sound
funded by:
The New York State Council on the Arts
The Jerome Foundation
The New York Foundation for the Arts
Anonymous was a Woman Foundation

selected screenings & exhibitions: 
The Berlin International Film Festival, International Forum for New Cinema
The Moscow International Film Festival
Cine-Essay/Cine Esayo, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Electromediascope: Allegories of the Real, Nelson-Atkins Museum
New York Video Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, NY
Singapore International Film Festival
The World Is A Safer Place, Globe Gallery, Newcastle, England
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
Black Milk, Marvelli Gallery, NYC
Osnabruck Media Arts Festival, Germany
Ecran d'art, Argos, Brussels, Belgium
MASoMENOScine Proyecciones, Centro Andaluz de Arte Conemporaneo, Seville, Spain
PKW, Singapore
Mostra Video Itau Cultural Junho,Palacio das Artes,  Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Paco Imperial, Brazil      
Singapore International Film Festival (work-in-progress)

Special Jury Prize, Moscow International Film Festival, Media Forum