1 x 60' or 1 x 120' or 2 x 60'
After a harrowing fall followed by a life-threatening case of pneumonia, whilst on a river cruise in Europe with her granddaughter, Laura returns to Australia with a transformed view of her future. She tells her daughter Cathy that she wishes to end her life on her own terms. She wants to be in control of the process, to set the time and place, and be allowed to go with dignity.
Initially planning on doing this in her home, she shifts her focus after hearing about a clinic in Switzerland where her right to do this with her family by her side is legal. She tells her daughter and granddaughter she’d like them to go with her to be their in her final moments and also asks them, both filmmakers, to make a film about it. She wants to make some noise about the right for elderly people to choose where and when they die. Both Cathy and Sam are opposed to the plan at first, and reluctant to assist, but soon realise their only choices are to support her or walk away.
‘Laura’s Choice’ will expose and explore complex and often taboo questions as three generations of women travel into uncharted territory and navigate the legal, moral, ethical, and emotional issues that arise from Laura’s wish to end her life, on her own terms.
1 x 60' , 1 x 120' , 2 x 60'
Virgo Productions Pty Ltd