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A short film on assisted suicide
produced by Gray Ingram, Capilano University, School of Motion Pictures Arts, Vancouver, Canada


La Dignitat

This short movie by David Gonzàlez shows the moments that a wife, a son and a daughter had to wonder the streets in total sadness while the husband/father was taking a lethal dose to end his suffering self-determinedly. He had to do so in total solitude. They had to leave him alone in his apartment and be physically far, so they wouldn’t be in trouble with the law. (Link)

The movie bases on the true story of José Antonio (Link to Youtube)

It's not about dying

In this TEDx talk, Professor of palliative care Gian Domenico Borasio reflects on the fact that we will die is the only certainty that we have in life; looking back on their lives, dying patients share their insights with us and thus teach us how to live. All we need to do is to listen.

Link to the video portal Youtube

My Own Choice

What would you do if you suffered from a debilitating illness that left you in constant and severe pain? What would you do if the only way you could find relief was to take heavy duty pain killers that also impacted heavily on your physical health? After 36 years struggling with that situation, Jay says he's had enough and he wants to end his own life. Because assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia are not permitted in his home country Australia he is forced to apply to an organisation in a foreign country to fulfil his wish.

Link to the Website of ABC - Four Corners

One Day At A Time With MND

This film tells part of the story of the last few weeks of John Close's life with MND - Motor Neurone Disease. It shows some of John's daily activities, the routine John went through every morning to try to alleviate his terrible constipation, etc. The film also shows his journey to DIGNITAS - To live with dignity - To die with dignity where he died on on 26 May 2003.

Link to the video portal Youtube

Visit the website which records and celebrates John’s life and his music (Link)

How to Die in Oregon

This film follows several terminally-ill Oregon residents who make use of Oregon’s ‘Death with Dignity Act’, that state’s aid-in-dying law, and includes scenes from the 2008 campaign to establish a similar law in Washington State which successfully lead to the Washington Death with Dignity Act passed on November 4, 2008.

Link to the Website of the film

Debate in Warsaw, Poland, 12 May 2015: „Eutanazja Powinna Zostać Zalegalizowana” with Prof. Tadeusz Bartoś, Maria Czubaszek, Dr. Kamil Sipowicz, Prof. Bogdan Chazan, John Godson and Łukasz P. Skurczyński. Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki. Presented by the Oxbridge Society of Poland

Video of the Debate (Link)

The Cambridge Union Society – This House Would Legalise ‘Assisted Dying’

In this debate on 16 January 2014, the Union asks whether legalising assisted dying is moral, and whether sanctity or quality of life should be prioritised. The speakers in favour of freedom of choice in “last matters” win the debate by a clear 207 to 67 votes (with 54 abstaining). When will UK politicians listen?

Link to the video portal Youtube

"Choosing To Die"

British author Sir Terry Pratchett's emotional documentary on the right to take his own life

Link to the video portal of Top Documentary Films

"The Suicide Tourist"

Oscar®-winning Director John Zaritsky’s empathetic documentary on the right to choose time and place of ones own end of life

Links to the video portal YouTube:

"The Suicide Tourist" (shorted TV-version)

Interview with John Zaritsky and excerpts from the documentary

"Dignitas - la mort sur ordonnance"

Documentary by TSR, Swiss (French part) TV, on DIGNITAS and the journey of French author Michèle Causse to her accompanied suicide (original French tone)

Link to the video portal of TSR

The documentary received an international award (category documentary), the “Prix du documentaire” at the European Festival of Journalism in Lille, France link “Palmarès”

This is the End – Documentaries & Films (Link)

A website created by our colleagues of the Dutch organisation NVVE - Nederlandse Vereniging voor een Vrijwillig Levenseinde, comprising a large collection of docu- mentaries and films from all over the world.

"Suicidio Assistito"

Documentary by Current TV and Edoardo Anselmi; with Mina und Piergiorgio Welby, Emilio Coveri of the Italian Right-to-Die-Association EXIT-Italia, Robert Dawson, Ludwig A. Minelli of DIGNITAS, and many more (original Italian tone)

Link to the video portal of

"A short stay in Switzerland"

Movie inspired by the life and death of Dr. Anne Turner, produced by the BBC

Links to the video portal YouTube:

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 1

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 2

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 3

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 4

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 5

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 6

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 7

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 8

"A short stay in Switzerland" part 9

Short film by Exit international (Australia) on Dr. John Elliott’s journey to Switzerland to his accompanied suicide

Link to the video portal YouTube

Simon Critchley, Professor of Philosophy at The New School, New York, on the question whether suicide is a right

Link to the video portal YouTube

British author Sir Terry Pratchett speaks to the British Humanist Association about assisted dying

Link to the video portal YouTube


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