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How to Die in Oregon

How to Die in Oregon
  • 2011
  • USA
  • 107 min
  • Directed by: Peter Richardson

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The right to die with dignity and determine the timing and manner of your own demise provokes heated arguments in Scotland. How to Die in Oregon is a powerful, compassionate and deeply moving contribution to the debate. In 1994, Oregon became the first American state to pass an assisted suicide law. Peter Richardson's documentary begins with the terminally ill Roger taking the cocktail of drugs that will kill him. It follows a number of individuals considering a similar option, as well as Nancy Ziedzielski as she attempts to get a Death with Dignity law passed in Washington State. Told with acute sensitivity, this is a balanced, thought-provoking documentary on an issue that touches us all. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Stranger than Fiction.

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