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On November 8, 2016, Colorado voters passed Proposition 106, the End of Life Options Act, at the ballot by 65 to 35 percent (or 2 to 1) margin making it legal to help terminally ill patients end their own life. The law went into effect on December 16, 2016 making Colorado the sixth state to adopt a “right to die” measure. In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity in Oregon and now Colorado.

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