The Suicide Tourist

Wednesday, April 16 – 7:30pm
Canada 2007. Director: John Zaritsky
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Romayne Gallagher and director John Zaritsky.


The Dignitas organization in Zurich, Switzerland, is the only place in the world where citizens from any country can come to receive assistance in committing suicide. Asserting that the choice to end one’s life is a basic human right, Dignitas founder Ludwig Minelli has indirectly assisted in the suicides of more than 500 people from more than 40 countries.

The Self-Made Man

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 – 7:30pm
USA 2005. Director: Susan Stern
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Michael Myers

PhotoIs it ever rational to choose death? Is it ever a good decision? For 77-year-old Bob Stern, there is little doubt. A successful businessman, husband, and father, an exemplar of the self-made generation that built post-war America, Bob believes that taking his own life in the face of serious, possibly terminal, illness is what an all-American hero should do.