How to Die in Oregon

Overview

As medical technology has extended the human life span far beyond what many believed possible only decades ago, a growing number of people face the dilemma of having their lives artificially prolonged beyond a point they regard as necessary or desirable. In 1994, the state of Oregon addressed this issue by enacting the "Death With Dignity Act," which allows terminally ill patients the right to opt for physician-assisted suicide. Filmmaker Peter D. Richardson looks into the philosophical and practical implications...
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Overview

As medical technology has extended the human life span far beyond what many believed possible only decades ago, a growing number of people face the dilemma of having their lives artificially prolonged beyond a point they regard as necessary or desirable. In 1994, the state of Oregon addressed this issue by enacting the "Death With Dignity Act," which allows terminally ill patients the right to opt for physician-assisted suicide. Filmmaker Peter D. Richardson looks into the philosophical and practical implications of this law in the documentary How To Die In Oregon. Richardson features interviews with journalists, lawyers and physicians as they talk about the efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide, as well as patients and their families as they struggle with the decision of just when is the time to say they've lived long enough, with a special focus placed on Cody Curtis, a woman in her mid-50s fighting an uphill battle with liver cancer. How To Die In Oregon received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival.
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Special Features

Extended Footage; Stories Not Shown in the Film
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2012
  • UPC: 767685262672
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: New Video Group
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,876

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Peter D. Richardson Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Sophie Harris Associate Producer
Melody Korenbrot Executive Producer
Lance Limbocker Sound/Sound Designer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Max Richter Score Composer
Greg Snider Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- How to Die in Oregon
1. Opening [15:13]
2. Cody [16:44]
3. Nancy [7:02]
4. Cody Gets Better [8:49]
5. Nancy Campaigns [4:03]
6. Randy Stroup's Story [3:14]
7. Ray's Last Recording [5:42]
8. Cody Sees Friends [6:44]
9. Election Night [5:39]
10. Cody's Health Declines [8:33]
11. Cody's Last Haircut [3:28]
12. Monday [13:23]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- How to Die in Oregon
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            Paul Darley Collects Signatures
            Paul Gets Chemo
            Paul at School
            Paul Visits Doctor
            Paul's 2nd Doctor Visit
            Dr. Bentz's Story
            I-1000 Enacted
            Nancy Gets Surgery
            Nancy Goes Dancing
            Sue Visits Dave
      Theatrical Trailer
      Filmmaker Bio
      About Docurama
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            Bob Dylan Don't Look Back
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            Revenge of the Electric Car
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            The Kids Grow Up
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            Bob Dylan Don't Look Back
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            Revenge of the Electric Car
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            The Kids Grow Up
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