*Update — September 16, 2016, 2:45 p.m. ET — This event is now at capacity. However, if there are cancellations, we'd be happy for you to join us. To be added to our wait list, please contact Kelsey Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 647-559-4121*
Join DWDC supporters and staff for an exclusive premiere screening of Road to Mercy, a new documentary that follows the made-in-Canada debate on medically assisted dying, one night before the film’s debut on CBC TV.
Road to Mercy shares the stories of several severely ill Canadians who want the option of assisted death, and the physicians and advocates who want to help them get their wish. It also takes a deep dive into the ethical complexities embedded in some of trickier issues surrounding the assisted dying debate, including discussions about advance requests for assisted dying and access for individuals who are mentally ill.
Wednesday’s screening will feature the full 90-ish-minute director’s cut of the film, while the CBC version will run for an hour, commercials included.
Award-winning documentarian Nadine Pequeneza, director of Road to Mercy, will be in attendance and will answer questions as part of a special Q & A. DWDC CEO Shanaaz Gokool will participate, as will other special guests who have yet to be announced.
Admission is pay what you can. Attendees must RSVP in advance in order to secure a spot. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., with the feature presentation starting at 7:15 p.m. sharp.
If you are unable to make it, you can watch Road to Mercy on the season premiere of the CBC documentary series Firsthand on October 6. (Check you local listings for exact air times.)
For more information on the film, go to Road to Mercy's official website.
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