The Events Space, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
We’re delighted to be screening How to die in Oregon in partnership with CoResist.
Dir. Peter Richardson, 2011, 1h48m, US
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. 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.
The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion, to explore some of the deeply personal, philosophical and political issues emerging in the film.
Tickets are £5 and available from Brown Paper Tickets