Finding Elijah

ALL ACCESS PASS, FILMS, kujichagulia/ Self Determination

24MIN

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Available on 12/26/2020 9pm EST
A mother's story of hope after the suicide loss of her filmmaker son.
Finding Elijah introduces audiences to the creative brilliance of Elijah Johnson-Young, a young man with so much promise, but beset with emotional struggles. Yolonda's determined quest for answers after her son's suicide, opens up the larger conversation of destigmatizing mental illness for young men, particularly young men of color, so that they will more readily seek support. Finding Elijah explores mental health and suicide prevention awareness. Told from a mother’s perspective, Finding Elijah follows a young man’s journey from home; into mental illness, to homelessness, and ultimately to suicide. It explores how a search for answers leads a mother to action.

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Directed by Yolonda Johnson-Young

Written by Yolonda Johnson-Young

Production Company Scribe Video Center (portions produced through a workshop) FreshFly Studios (additional production support)

Produced by Yolonda Johnson-Young

IN A WOMAN PRODUCTIONS

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