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Shreveport Ideas Festival: My Ascension Documentary Screening

October 17, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join CFNLA and the Women’s Philanthropy Network for a screening of MY ASCENSION, a documentary about suicide prevention for teens. The screening will be held at Robinson Film Center in the Willis-Knighton Theatre on Tuesday, October 17th starting at 5:30 PM.

At 16 years old, varsity cheerleader Emma Benoit attempted to end her life. MY ASCENSION is the story of the day that changed Emma’s life, and everything that’s happened since. For Years, Emma quietly struggled with anxiety and depression, too ashamed to share her pain with family or friends. Through navigating the challenges of recovery, she discovers purpose and passion in helping other struggling teens. MY ASCENSION is an inspiring look at Emma’s story, and includes firsthand experiences of families, friends, school officials, and suicide prevention experts. The film does not shy away from the difficult realities of the ongoing youth suicide crisis, but shares valuable resources to help keep teens safe.



October 17, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm