LOCAL DOCUMENTARY MAKERS RELEASE FILM ON ASSISTED DYING

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Isle of Wight-based documentary makers David and Jill George have released their film ‘Love & Dying’, which asks if there should be a change in the current law relating to assisted dying. 

300 dying people end their own lives in this country every year and every 8 days a Briton travels to Dignitas in Switzerland for help to die.

Assisting someone to die is against the law and could risk a 14-year prison sentence. The debate on whether assisted dying should be legalised continues.

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David and Jill have said:

“We tell the moving stories of two families who have been directly affected by terminal illness and its consequences. We are convinced that a new law should allow those with a terminal illness prognosis of six months or less, that have mental capacity and and are suffering intolerably, to bring their own lives to an end. We hope our film will assist the debate.”

Much of the duo’s previous work over the last decade has been broadcast. ‘Mate Crime’ (2018), about the exploitation of young people with learning disabilities, was shown at the Royal Society of Medicine. ‘Wightwash’ (2019), about the troubled Isle of Wight Eco Island project, was widely praised.

The film will be premiered at Ventnor Arts Club at 19:30 on 26th and 28th February, and at Aspire Ryde at 19:30 on 29th February. It will then go on to be shown in venues across the country. A question and answer session will follow each screening.

For more information contact Utility Films by emailing [email protected].

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