SAVING 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan – 自殺者1万人を救う戦い

SAVING 10,000 – 自殺者1万人を救う戦い Nominated for 12 film festival awards – Screened at Japanese Parliament – Used in Japanese Government’s 2013 Suicide Prevention Campaign – Grassroots screenings all around Japan. Over 50 media interviews done. Nominated in Japan Times “Top 10 Movies of 2013” – Official site is

In a war on suicide, who is the enemy?
‘Saving 10,000’ is the story of an Irishman’s personal passion to uncover the true causes of the high suicide rate in Japan. The disturbing findings include the Japanese media`s perverse love affair with suicide, a variety of cruel and predatory economic pressures and an outdated and failing mental health care system. With the help of front-line experts and ordinary Japanese, many touched by the horror of suicide, the movie delivers practical proposals on how Japan can win a war on suicide. However with suicide such a taboo, the odds are nobody will listen. Or will they?