The winner of numerous honors, including the 2011 CDS Filmmaker Award and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries, How to Die in Oregon has been commercially released on DVD by Docurama Films .
In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, an option that more than 500 Oregonians have taken. Filmmaker Peter Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, incredibly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.
The CDS Filmmaker Award, a $7,500 annual prize, was created to honor and support documentary artists whose works are potential catalysts for education and change. Award winners are selected from films in competition at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival held each spring in Durham, North Carolina. The 2012 festival will be held April 12–15; visit the website for more information.
Watch the trailer for How to Die in Oregon: http://www.howtodieinoregon.