Sunday, September 4, 2011

PAST: FILM: Free Screening of "How to Die in Oregon" and Q&A with the director Part of the 2011 Human Rights Film Series THURS, Oct 6th at 5:30pm

American University's 2011 Human Rights Film Series presents "How to Die in Oregon"
Film Screening followed by Q&A with the director
Thursday, October 6th

Since 1994, Oregonians have had the right to physician-assisted suicide. "How to Die in Oregon" reveals the spectrum of emotions behind that decision to end one's own life through the stories of the terminally ill in Oregon. Examining both sides of this controversial issue, Richardson poignantly leads audiences to explore what it means to die with dignity. The film screening will be followed by Q&A with the director, Peter Richardson.

The Human Rights Film Series, first organized in 2000 and presented by the Center for Social Media and the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, is a free series that showcases the power of film to educate and advocate about human rights. Four exceptional documentary films that exhibit excellence in filmmaking and explore a broad spectrum of human rights issues are screened each fall. Following each screening, there is an opportunity for the filmmaker and human rights advocates to discuss the film and its issues with the audience. The Centers also provide resource pages to provide a deeper understanding of the underlying human rights issues discussed in the films.

American University, Katzen Arts Center
Abramson Family Recital Hall
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Metro: Tenleytown and take a taxi or the free AU shuttle to the Katzen

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