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How to Die in Oregon

Year2011
Run time1h47m
GenreDocumentary
Directed byPeter Richardson

Synopsis

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. In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether -- and when -- to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines 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.

Featuring

Harry Bruton
Ray Carnay
Cody Curtis
Paul Darley
Glenn Elfman
Ginny Foster
Elaine Gallegos
Gordon Green
Gene Mauldin
Randy Niedzielski
+ MORE

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Added January 24, 2012
Length: 2:37

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