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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. At the heart of the film are the patients themselves, their families and friends, as they grapple with the legal option they are allowed in Oregon. Through their stories, 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.
I really do not care what people say against dying with dignity, it is people's right to end their lives when they decide there is not more hope for them but endless pain and I... Read morePublished 12 hours ago by francisco terreros
I have watched this documentary many times over. I absolutely love some of the patients, esp. Cody Curtis and Gordon Green. I'm in full support of death with dignity. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Rebecca Bradshaw
Dying with dignity... as we all have the RIGHT to do... or should.Published 5 days ago by Photo Guy
This documentary was difficult to watch, yet it was compelling enough to complete. The main characters are some of the strongest people I've ever met. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Paul Lapointe
No matter what your stance is this is definitely worth watching!Published 8 days ago by Karin Brunell
This was the hardest movie I've ever watched. Someone like Cody shouldn't have to suffer. It was heartbreakingly sad- not so much the suicide, but the cancer. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Will D
Great movie that really makes you stop and think! You will be thinking about this one for a long time.Published 17 days ago by ShoeLover