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“How to Die in Oregon” — film and discussion at UUSS

“How to Die in Oregon” documentary film and discussion — Sunday. January 13, 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm.  This film has won awards from The Sundance Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Center for Documentary Studies, and was nominated for an Emmy.

“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.”  (Source:  www.howtodieinoregon/abouthtemovie)

 

Former UUSS Worship Leader Bill Pieper will show the film and lead a discussion afterwards. Bill is a widely published short story writer.  His novel What You Wish For deals with assisted dying.  This is a Soup Sunday, so pick up some soup or bring a sack lunch or snack and join us for this compelling film.

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