When a person goes missing they leave both a mystery and a tragedy behind. Many filmmakers find themselves drawn to the inherent drama present in the mystery, but in his documentary The Space You Leave, director James Newton focuses on the tragic nature of such disappearances and the life long effects suffered by those who are left behind.

The Space You Leave (2009)

Each year, an estimated 200,000 people are reported missing in the UK alone. But when a loved one goes missing, the space left behind in their families can mean a future trapped in a tortured present, one obsessed by the past.

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