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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.
This will really make you think about what's the meaning of life.Published 25 days ago by Fredrick Smith
This a must see for elderly people. Now that California has passed the right to die act,people can now die with dignity and not live with extreme pain.This film shows why and how. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom Gibbons
Very controversial story and touching all in the same. Makes you question your morals and faith. Great DocumentaryPublished 2 months ago by m.h