The Bridge. In 2004 Eric Steel set up movie cameras near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, filmed twenty-three people diving to their deaths, then interviewed their friends and family members without telling them that he was making a documentary that would also contain footage of the deaths of their loved ones. Is The Bridge exploitative? Does it aestheticize suicide? I find these questions impossible to answer. All I know is that I couldn’t turn my eyes from this deeply unsettling portrait of human despair and its aftermath (TT).