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In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize medical aid in dying. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Bleak and harsh face the facts film about death, it makes you be thankful for the life you have. See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)
Harry Bruton ... Himself
Ray Carnay ... Himself
Cody Curtis ... Herself
Paul Darley ... Himself
Glenn Elfman ... Himself
Ginny Foster ... Herself
Elaine Gallegos ... Herself
Gordon Green ... Himself
Gene Mauldin ... Himself
Randy Niedzielski ... Himself
Adelle Remz ... Herself
Roger Sanger ... Himself
Peter Scott ... Himself
Dave Sheckler ... Himself
Shirley Lang ... Herself
Randy Stroup ... Himself
Stan Curtis ... Himself
Jill Curtis ... Herself
Thomas T. Curtis ... Himself
Linda Darley ... Herself
Donna Depee ... Herself
Linda Elfman ... Herself
Lois Foster ... Herself
Steve Gallegos ... Himself
Bonnie Kory ... Herself
Nancy Niedzielski ... Herself
Bernie Nolan ... Himself
Hal Remz ... Himself
Gail Scott ... Herself

Directed by
Peter Richardson  (as Peter D. Richardson)
Produced by
Jordan Curnes .... associate producer
Jacqueline Glover .... supervising producer: Home Box Office
Sophie Harris .... associate producer
Melody Korenbrot .... executive producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer: Home Box Office
Peter Richardson .... producer (as Peter D. Richardson)
Original Music by
Max Richter 
Cinematography by
Peter Richardson  (as Peter D. Richardson)
Film Editing by
Peter Richardson  (as Peter D. Richardson)
Greg Snider 
Production Management
Chris Noviello .... post-production supervisor (as Christopher Noviello)
Sound Department
Lance Limbocker .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Jalal Jemison .... digital effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael A. Brown .... additional camera
Angie Nomie .... additional camera
Editorial Department
James Allen .... additional editor
Geof Bartz .... consulting editor: Home Box Office
Sophie Harris .... assistant editor
Owen Holdren .... digital intermediate technician
Beau Leon .... colorist
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Susan Martin .... assistant editor
Slater Dixon .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Lisa Callif .... legal services
Jonathan Gray .... legal services
Evan Krauss .... legal services
Denise Schantzen .... transcriptions
Harry Bruton .... dedicatee
Ray Carnay .... dedicatee
Cody Curtis .... dedicatee
Jill Curtis .... very special thanks
Stan Curtis .... very special thanks
Thomas T. Curtis .... very special thanks
Liinda Darley .... very special thanks
Paul Darley .... dedicatee
Donna Depee .... very special thanks
Glenn Elfman .... dedicatee
Linda Elfman .... very special thanks
Ginny Foster .... dedicatee
Lois Foster .... very special thanks
Elaine Gallegos .... dedicatee
Steve Gallegos .... very special thanks
Gordon Green .... dedicatee
Bonnie Kory .... very special thanks
Shirley Lang .... dedicatee
Gene Mauldin .... dedicatee
Nancy Niedzielski .... very special thanks
Randy Niedzielski .... dedicatee
Bernie Nolan .... very special thanks
Adelle Remz .... dedicatee
Hal Remz .... very special thanks
Roger Sagner .... dedicatee
Gail Scott .... very special thanks
Peter Scott .... dedicatee
Dave Sheckler .... dedicatee
Randy Stroup .... dedicatee

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Bleak and harsh face the facts film about death, it makes you be thankful for the life you have., 26 May 2011
Author: Danny Blankenship from Petersburg, Virginia

Just watched this HBO documentary and I must say it opened up my eyes and even made me tear up a little bit. It's a fact of life everyone must face we will die and as shown many of us could be a terminal ill person like the folks portrayed in the film. Featuring real life cases in Oregon the first U.S. state to pass legalized physician assisted suicide in 1994 we see it's the best choice for many as it's better to go than suffer. Most eye opening is the case of liver cancer patient Cody Curtis a brave woman who fought to the end, but saw dying with dignity is best.

One uplifting part of the film is seeing the 2008 passage of the death with dignity act in Washington state, as the families of those passed are still fighting for assisted death. Interviews with people and advocate groups and doctors were most touching as no matter what your stance on this issue you feel that people like Cody Curtis is a courageous person. Eye opening film that hurts you feel pain and sorrow for those who's life is cut by a terminal illness, yet you feel happy for their courageous work of doing something right when no other means of help will work. Sometimes you have to end it. Most of off you will feel happy to just be alive after watching this painful documentary.

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