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Visiting Filmmaker Peter Richardson

Human Rights Film Series

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 (All day)

Location: American University, Katzen Arts Center

Peter RichardsonThe Center for Social Media will be hosting Peter Richardson for a Pull Focus interview, graduate film master class and screening of his latest film, How to Die in Oregon, the second in the 2011 Human Rights Film Series.





How to Die in Oregon2:10 PM Graduate Film Master Class (registered students only)

5:30 PM Human Rights Film Series*

Screening: How to Die in Oregon followed by Q&A with the Director and special guest.

*Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at AU's Washington College of Law

Since 1994, Oregonians have had the right to physician-assisted suicide. Filmmaker Peter Richardson, known for his ability to make deep emotional connections on camera, reveals the highly complex and intimate 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.