Not Alone: Talking About Teen Suicide screening + panel


Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 14, 2017 11:00 AM
Film Info
Category:Behind the Screens
Mind the Gap
Running Time:90 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Jacqueline Monetta
Kiki Goshay
Producer:Kiki Goshay
Screenwriter:Kiki Goshay
Jacqueline Monetta
Cinematographer:Robert Humphreys
Editor:Laurel Ladevich
Note Writer:Joanne Parsont


Saturday, October 14, 11:00am | Rafael | $15 general | $12.50 CFI members
Following a special screening of the locally produced documentary Not Alone, the filmmakers and teens featured in the film will join mental health
experts in a community discussion that will explore the epidemic of teen suicides and how friends, parents, and communities can support teens
struggling with depression, anxiety and mental illness.
Invited Guests:
KIKI GOSHAY, Co-director/Producer (Not Alone)
DR. ELI MERRITT, psychiatrist; author, Suicide Risk in the Bay Area
JACQUELINE MONETTA, Co-director (Not Alone)
DR. KIM NORMAN, psychiatrist
TAMARA PLAYER, MSW, Chief Executive Officer, Buckelew Programs
JULIAN PLUMADORE, Community Engagement Manager, Mental Health
Association of San Francisco
SHEILA SOUDER, School Counselor, Drake High School Counseling
and Wellness Center

US 2016, 50 min
When Jacqueline Monetta’s best friend committed suicide at 16, she struggled to understand why. That led her to make her first documentary, where
young people could share their personal stories of suffering and healing and demonstrate how other teens can get the help they need. Conceived
and created by, for and about teens, Not Alone is an inspiring testament to the power of love and compassion

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Additional Information

Jacqueline Monetta was a high school student when she committed herself to making a film that allowed teens to speak frankly about mental illness and suicide. Today, Monetta is a student at Duke University, where she studies Public Policy and is receiving two certificates in Documentary Studies and Policy, Journalism and in Media Studies. As a member of Students of the World, Duke’s film organization, Monetta directs her efforts toward filmmaking to spark social and political change.

Kiki Goshay has produced both documentary and narrative films. She produced the narrative film The Job, directed by Shem Bitterman and starring Ron Perlman, Joey Pantoliano, Taryn Manning, and Patrick Flueger; and executive produced the documentary How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company and Enjoy It. As an advocate for the environment, health, and children’s issues, Goshay serves on the board of Captain Planet Foundation and became a licensed foster care parent in 2012.