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Right-to-Die Film Series:
Notes for My Son
Sunday, June 20th at 1:30 pm PDT
Via Zoom: ttps://

Our June film selection will be Notes For My Son, a movie from Argentina based on a true story. Maria, played by Valerie Bertolucci, is a mother battling terminal cancer who writes a one-of-a-kind notebook for her young son about life, death, and love. As her illness becomes unbearable, Maria decides to end her life by terminal sedation. But carrying out her wish becomes painfully complicated by legal bureaucracy and the hospital’s concerns about negative publicity. Throughout the story, Maria progresses through her own stages of grief and acceptance over the end of her life while maintaining her dignity, humor, and care for others.

Available now on Netflix in English or Spanish. Movies are a great way to begin a conversation. Even if you have not watched the film, we welcome you to participate in this program.

Join the discussion Sunday, June 20th at 1:30 pm PDT on Zoom:

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In our continued effort to educate our members and friends, Hemlock Society of San Diego will present an ongoing series of free programs on various aspects of the right to die led by board members Faye Girsh, EdD, founder of The Hemlock Society, and Ken Watson, PhD, Co-chair of the Media Committee.

The series begins on June 24, 2021 and will continue on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm PDT. Topics will include Assisted Dying in Switzerland, Fear of Death, Philip Nitschke, Hospice, Canada, Directives, Dementia, and many more. The programs will continue for at least 10 weeks on Zoom and will be free and open to anyone.

Content will be drawn from YouTube videos, Ted Talks, miscellaneous short videos, interviews, and films, with the last half hour reserved for your questions and discussion with Faye and Ken. These sessions are a supplement to the Hemlock Society RTD film series which will continue on the 3rd Sunday of the even months. These Thursday sessions will cover non-fiction happenings.  Session 1 will be about Switzerland and services provided there.

To receive a Zoom link for admission at no cost, please RSVP to Ken Watson:

We hope you will join Faye and Ken for the kickoff on June 24th at 2:00 pm PDT. Please feel free to invite others who may be interested in joining HSSD’s thought leaders for these informative presentations on Current Issues in The Search for a Peaceful Death.

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