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.
Harry Bruton Ray Carnay Cody Curtis Paul Darley Glenn Elfman Ginny Foster Elaine Gallegos Gordon Green Gene Mauldin Randy Niedzielski
Adelle Remz Roger Sanger Peter Scott Dave Sheckler Shirley Lang Randy Stroup Stan Curtis Jill Curtis Thomas T. Curtis Linda Darley Donna Depee Linda Elfman Lois Foster Steve Gallegos Bonnie Kory
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