I watched a really sad documentary today on Netflix - quite by accident - wasn't really looking for a blubbering crybaby fest this afternoon...It is called DEAR ZACHARY (2008)...do not look it up, do not read the bottom of this post b/c I am going to talk about it and blow it for anyone who hasn't seen it so be warned....avoid the red text below until you watch it if you have any intention to. The premise is it is an amazing story about a man who was murdered and his friends and family in this doc are just so compelling. The story unfolds with a Canadian connection which is really interesting and stunning really...so many shocking twists...Maureen! Barb! Someone watch it so I can talk to you about this before I need to go to a therapist.
A. and girls are on their way to Cusco, Peru which is the closest place to Machu Picchu...and after that they are making their way to Bolivia (I KNOW! NEWS TO ME TOO!) to see the salt flats. After Googling it I can see why....stunning landscape. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
She sounded good when we talked yesterday...proud of herself for being smart and listening to her mother to never trust anyone ever and being the only one the other day who didn't have $ stolen from her bag b/c she kept in on her at all time...Ohhh I was proud as shit that moment - not gunna lie...trust no one. Ever.
OK...so this man who is a young doctor (Andrew) gets murdered by his psycho ex girlfriend he just dumped...he was an only child and quite a lovely man b/c his friends are just full of undying love for this guy...and his folks...crazy ex killer runs from the US back to Canada where she is from - Newfoundland. Extradition crap gets under way and then it turns out hes 4 mths preg with the poor dead Andrew's baby...well his parents are beside themselves...they cannot let that monster have custody of the baby...the only living part of their dead son...so they use everything they have - sell their house...and move to friggin Newfoundland...the Canadian authorities granted crazy lady bail awaiting extradition which is fucked b/c she already fled the US to escape charges so how is she NOT a flight risk...anyhow...she has the baby - Zachary...**which all this is happening Andrew's bff is making a film, going and seeing every person Andrew ever knew - family, friends etc...all over the US and the UK - getting stories and details and footage for this film he is making for Andrew's son who will never know his father** The grandparents get visitation but it is lame....eventually crazy goes back to jail and they get custody of the baby for nearly a year...which was awesome even though the conditions mean they have to visit the jail weekly with the baby for hours and hours...and deal with crazy calling all the time to talk to the baby and get updates etc...totally fucked. The parents FUCKING HATE THIS WOMAN but in order to do whats best for the baby they do this...amazing people...just stunning character. The Canadian govt lets crazy out AGAIN FFS....and they have to give the baby BACK! HORRIBLE....she is nuts...shes manipulating and fake and horrible...the baby is totally attached to gramma by this point and prefers her to crazy mom...and this enrages crazy mom (who has a bunch of other kids she has little to do with)...the whole time u are watching fearful that she is gunna kill the grandparents.....but in the end she killed herself and the baby and its so fucking shocking in the film - I think bc the film was NOT heading there at all...it was not part of the planned outcome at all...I cannot even describe the shock...so crazy mom drugs the baby and then wraps him in her sweater and jumps into the cold Atlantic. The End. Both dead. So in the mean time before this the film maker has come up and met the baby and has the footage and has compiled all these amazing stories, photos etc...and now Zachary is gone too - murdered by the same twat who murdered his father. The parents are just broken......and become advocates....and get an inquiry happening...get some ppl fired for dropping a lot of balls etc....but in the end their only son and grandson are murdered. FML it was terrible...the film is really a wonderful heartfelt tribute to Andrew...it made me wish I knew him honestly...so fucked up......... :SOB: