Internet/Social Media

Driven by a desire to understand why her best friend killed herself at 16, co-director Jacqueline Monetta — herself a recent high-school grad — gets suffering teens to share their struggles with mental illness and suicide attempts. Through Monetta’s intimate one-on-one interviews, viewers learn about depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide attempts, and resources for getting help and treating mental illness.

Begun when precocious filmmaker Ramsay Tarquin was 15 — he’s still only 20 — “Fear Speech Fear Free” includes some footage of his youthful attempts to explore the topic of free speech and its essential importance in democracy. But those early, haphazard man-on-the-street talks quickly give way to a series of compelling, deep-dive interviews with key people involved in various free-speech issues: hackers, whistleblowers, journalists, and activists.