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Treading water: An exploration of grief and surviving suicide

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(Project) M.A.L.S.
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"Treading Water: An Exploration of Grief and Surviving Suicide" is an original feature length screenplay called "Treading Water" that explores grief, specifically how a person survives the death of a loved one by suicide. This screenplay examines a predominant narrative device in literature that uses suicide for the character and the author to end the story in a dramatic conclusion. This often leaves little or no time to explore the grief of those left behind. The story in this screenplay deconstructs the conventions of a tragic suicide love story where the protagonist commits suicide over a broken heart; and instead begins the story with the survivor, broken-hearted, and grieving over their lover who has killed themselves by suicide. Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) influences on this screenplay are discussed in the preceding Statement of Intent.
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Thesis advisor: Colby, Sasha
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