How to Die in Oregon – Film Screening

April 25, 2012

SFU Woodwards
6:30 pm


Come, watch & dialogue about “How to Die in Oregon”: a balanced & intricate documentary film about assisted suicide/right-to-die @ the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (SFU Woodwards) on Wednesday April 25th @ 7pm.

$0-10 Sliding Scale
If you can afford it donate a few bucks to help us cover the cost of the screening.

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 3rd Floor
School for Contemporary Arts, SFU Woodward’s
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

630PM – Doors
700PM – Screening Begins
900PM – Screening Ends
905PM – Dialogue
10PM – Event Concluded

As part of an on-going effort to explore this topic and in partnership with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit we are excited to present Peter Richardson’s “How to Die in Oregon”.

The Film will start at 7:00pm and run for approximately 1 hour & 47 minutes. The film will be followed by a short dialogue exploring death & dying in the local context.

~Director’s Statement~
“Most places in the world do not have laws like Oregon’s, and many never will. Yet having a Death with Dignity law is not a pre-condition to engaging in deep and meaningful conversations about dying. Tragedy seems to happen when choices are not made, when a dying person’s wishes are not known by their family and physician or worse, not honored. I hope that by telling the stories of a few Oregonians who faced the choice of whether, and when, to end their lives under Oregon’s law, the film helps start a new dialogue on how we die.”

Peter D. Richardson