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By Dr. Travis Gee
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Documentary Filmmaker Chris Le Roy explores the controversial world of divorce in the new feature film.

Discarded Lives exposes the flawed court and child support system that are failing families and destroying parental bonds leaving a trail of divorced and alienated fathers who are four times more likely to take their own lives.

The Social Issue

Men are leading the way in terms of their suicide rates. Generally, they are less likely to 'cry for help' and more likely to finish the job effectively. But what takes men to this dark place, wanting to end it all? We aim to talk to men who've been on the edge, to get their stories, so people can see that these are ordinary men caught in a web of factors that are loaded against them, which leave the helpless and hopeless, and unable to care about a future that seems utterly denuded of the things that they love.

Would You Like To Share Your Story!

Discarded Lives is looking for men who have been on the brink of suicide, but somehow managed to come back, so they are still alive to tell the tale. We are also interested in talking to some people who have survived men who completed suicide, to find out what may have been the circumstances that led to the tragedy. Faces can be blurred and voices modified as needs be to protect the privacy of respondents.

The Way Forward

What needs to be done to correct the factors that are pushing men to take their own lives at such a rate? We are aiming to interview some activists who have seen the problem close-up, and are struggling to find a way to voice their deep concerns.

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges with this documentary is getting people prepared to tell their story on film, as well as legally being able to tell their story as well.

We have been fortunate that as we have started this process we have had a massive response and support from fathers as well as their partners willing to tell their stories.

In terms of the legal aspect, we have a legal team that is confirming the validity of all claims and they are ensuring that we are able to share the stories of the men and woman who have committed to letting us enter into their worlds.

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    Your Story

    You can share your story of divorce on our dedicated page, "Your Story". We will publish your story and the hardship and challenges you have been through with your divorce.

    NB. Your story will not be published if it includes information regarding current court proceedings or doesn't meet Editorial Standards or Section 121 of the Family Law Act.

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    Your Story on your Own Dedicated Page

    You can share your story of divorce on our dedicated page, "Your Story". The story will be produced in an Audio Package and we will publish your story on its own dedicated page on the hardship and challenges you have been through with your divorce.

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    Super Support of the Film

    A signed copy of the film's poster by Chris Le Roy, a Discarded Lives Shirt and a Limited Edition DVD of the film.

    You can share your story of divorce on our dedicated page, "Your Story". The story will be produced in an Audio Package and we will publish your story on its own dedicated page on the hardship and challenges you have been through with your divorce.

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    Bronze Support

    Invitation to the Premiere of the film on the Gold Coast. A Question and Answer session with Chris Le Roy at the conclusion of the film.

    A signed copy of the film's poster by Chris Le Roy, a Discarded Lives Shirt and a Limited Edition DVD of the film.

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    Silver Support

    Invitation to the Premiere of the film on the Gold Coast. A private invitation to the After Party with Chris Le Roy after the Premiere.

    A signed copy of the film's poster by Chris Le Roy, a Discarded Lives Shirt and a Limited Edition DVD of the film.

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    Gold Supporter

    Invitation to a Private Screening of the film on the Gold Coast. A private After Party with Chris Le Roy after the Private Screening and an opportunity to talk with Chris regarding the film.

    A Producer credit on the film and on IMDB.

    A signed copy of the film's poster by Chris Le Roy, a Discarded Lives Shirt and a Limited Edition DVD of the film.

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