HOW TO DIE IN OREGON
Associate Producer & Assistant Editor
HBO Documentary Films / Clearcut Productions
• Winner, Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary
• Winner, Hot Docs Film Festival, Top Ten Audience Favorite
• Winner, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights
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. HOW TO DIE IN OREGON gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose.
• Boston Globe - "At Sundance, there are buzz movies, and then there are the ones that everyone clears a space around and discusses in hushed tones. HOW TO DIE IN OREGON is one of those."
• Chicago Sun Times - "HOW TO DIE IN OREGON will likely be viewed...as one of the most historically significant documentaries of this still-young decade."
• New York Times - "Unflinching"
• Variety - "(A) rare film that dares to detail the physical, emotional and philosophical challenges attendant to human mortality… beautifully intimate."