Thursday, November 15, 2012
On Tuesday, PBS's Frontline will air "The Suicide Plan," a look into the underground world of assisted suicide in the United States. Filmmakers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor tell the story from the perspective of those who choose to end their lives, activists who put themselves in legal jeopardy to help others die, and the law enforcement officials who try to stop the practice that is still illegal in all states except for Washington and Oregon.
The film emphasizes that the issue is far from black and white and features many activists who provide assistance to those who are suffering, even though almost every state considers it illegal.
To get a deeper look into the film, PBS NewsHour did a short interview with the filmmakers. Please click here to view the interesting answers to the interview.
See Jason Kane, In 'The Suicide Plan,' Frontline Explores Hidden World of Assisted Suicide, PBS NewsHour, Nov. 13, 2012.