Keeping Hope


If the Kimberley was a country, at times it would have the highest suicide rates in the world.

The vast majority are young First Nations men.

Mark Coles Smith, a First Nations actor who grew up in the Kimberley, returns to try to discover why this is the case. It's a subject that’s close to Mark’s heart – his best friend committed suicide at just 23.

On his journey, Mark meets some remarkable people directly affected by suicide who are now making a real and hopeful difference in its prevention.



Release dates
12 June 2023 - World premiere at the Sydney Film Festival
MA 15+ - Mature accompanied

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