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DAX'S CASE

USA, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Donald Pasquella

A disturbing documentary which forces us to confront the issue of euthanasia unsentimentally. It examines the case of Dax Cowart. badly burned, blinded and disfigured by an explosion whose reasoned appeal for cessation of treatment was thwarted by well-meaning family, medical and legal advisers The sensational character of the subject matter is reduced by the cool clinical filming of the interviewed subjects.

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