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HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

USA, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Documentaries)

Director: Peter D. Richardson

HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

"A beautifully intimate look at terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives painlessly and legally." - Variety

How to Die in Oregon is a remarkable and deeply moving documentary that examines the fraught issue of physician-assisted suicide.

Starting with the realities of euthanasia in Oregon, one of the few US states that has decriminalised the procedure, Richardson embarks on a poignant but unflinching survey of assisted suicide in America, from the fight for legalisation in Washington to the devastating and courageous reasons people have for actively choosing to die.

Always honest and ultimately life affirming, How to Die in Oregon is a clear-eyed, sensitive and powerfully human exploration of one of society's most desperately fraught issues.

Winner of the US Documentary Prize at Sundance.

D/P Peter D. Richardson WS Clearcut Productions TD digibeta/2010

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