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Films & Schedules - HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

Mon, Nov 14, 2011
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

DIRECTOR: PETER D. RICHARDSON - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) “In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether—and when—to end their lives by lethal overdose, examining both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.”—Sundance Film Festival

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Whitsell Auditorium     107 Minutes    

Interests: Documentary.

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