'How to Die in Oregon': New Documentary Explores Assisted Suicide

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A still from the documentary "How to Die in Oregon" ("How to Die in Oregon"/Facebook)

The documentary "How to Die in Oregon" premieres tonight on HBO. The film follows a woman named Cody Curtis as she suffers from liver cancer and, ultimately, makes the decision to end her life. It’s a difficult subject. Yet critics have described this documentary as “uplifting” and even “life-affirming.” Peter Richardson is the director of "How to Die in Oregon." He and Stan Curtis, the husband of the woman portrayed in the film, talk about the process of making the film and why the story needed to be told.

Guests:

Stan Curtis and Peter Richardson

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger and Duncan Wilson

Comments [4]

Angel

Ed you sound ignorant! Do the research first before you talk out of your ass! People like you is why other countries see American's as "Stupid"

Nov. 24 2011 02:02 PM

Thanks for the heads up Sarah, the audio's been fixed!

May. 26 2011 02:57 PM
Ed from Larchmont

It's still an evil to take the life of another person, even with their permission.

May. 26 2011 10:50 AM
Sarah

I just wanted to say that the audio file for this documentary piece is not actually that. It is the audio for the extradition of the Serbian war criminal. I hope this gets fixed soon as I'd like to listen to this file.

May. 26 2011 10:20 AM

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