Movies and Videos

How to Die in Oregon Winner of Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. Excellent documentary following real-life people taking advantage of Oregon’s Death with Dignity law.

AMOUR This excellent, recent French film (with subtitles) which portrays an aging couple failing to have conversations, thereby creating an agonizing situation for themselves and their daughter.

ON OUR OWN TERMS (Moyers on Dying). A TV series by Bill Moyers. DVDs can be obtained From Films of the Humanities by calling 1-800-257-5126 (Unfortunately not on Netflix).

Eye Witnesses – Personal Narratives of Self-Chosen and Humane Deaths, by Dr.Boudewijn Chabot.  Chabot is a Dutch psychiatrist and a world-recognized expert on the three leading right-to-die methods, explored here.   Also included is Physician Assisted Dying.   Professionally produced, and excellently dubbed in English.  Goes with his books A Way to Die, and Taking Control of your Death (both listed in Books &Articles ).  TheDVD can be ordered from his website or on Amazon.

The Helium Method – Dying at Home with Helium, by Dr. Boudewijn Chabot, M.D., Ph.D.   Dr. Chabot’s book on this subject is A Way to Die (listed Books &Articles).  TheDVD can be ordered from his website or on Amazon.

TED Lectures  Search for the topics “aging,” “death.”   Over 20 talks to see and listen to.

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