<em>Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die</em>

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die

The British Council John Grierson Documentary Film Series - Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die

  • Sun 23 Apr 2017
  • 4—5PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • British Council John Grierson Documentary Series
  • Free entry
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: M - Offensive Language

Terry Pratchett presents a documentary that looks at the highly controversial issue of assisted suicide

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die is a 2011 one-off television documentary produced by KEO North for BBC Scotland on the subject of assisted suicide, directed and produced by Charlie Russell. It is presented by Terry Pratchett and features Peter Smedley, a 71-year-old motor neurone disease sufferer, dying by suicide at the Swiss assisted dying organisation, Dignitas.

Terry Pratchett, who was a presenter on the film, disclosed his reason for making it, stating that he was "appalled at the current situation" and that "he knows that assisted dying is practised in at least three places in Europe and also in the United States." He defended the right to decide on assisted death, saying that he believes "it should be possible for someone stricken with a serious and ultimately fatal illness to choose to die peacefully with medical help, rather than suffer."

UK, 2011, Colour, 59 min.

Dir. Charlie Russell


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