on April 11, 2012
I found this film illuminating and inspiring. It interviews a number of people with terminal illnesses who face the decision to terminate their lives. It focuses in particular on one middle aged woman with terminal cancer, her family, and her doctor over the course of about a year, during which she finally comes to terms with her decision. Oregon is the first state to enact legislation providing the right to assisted suicide for those with a terminal illness; Washington followed about two years later. This film interviews both proponents and opponents of the law. I learned of this film through a friend in Oregon who saw it at a public showing with discussion afterwards. I think this is a film which explores a very important topic and hope it will be shown in Canada and discussed widely as well.