SND Films
ASH, WORLDWIDE SUICIDE
By Walter Stokman
2002
Human Interest
50 min.
NL
English
Produced by VPRO TV
35mm
Format: 16:9

A boy posts a message on the Internet seeking a suicide partner. A girl reads it and flies to meet him one week later. Together they jump off a 600-meter cliff. They found each other on an Internet newsgroup called alt.suicide.holiday, or ASH.

nternet newsgroups are virtual discussion forums amongst people with common interests. The subject of this one is suicide. You come across thousands of letters. The unknown leave behind their open hearted life stories for us to read. Who are these people and why are they seeking each other on the Internet? What lives lay hidden behind the blue light of the computers.

In ASH worlwide suicide we meet four writers of this newsgroup.