Euthanasia film strikes a raw human nerve
OTTAWA – Kevin Dunn first met Aurelia in the Netherlands at a conference on euthanasia for young people.
“I found this young woman who had psychological issues but was able-bodied, talking to me, smiling, laughing,” the filmmaker recalled.
It was the beginning of a relationship that ended tragically with her death by assisted suicide.
“It was the first person I knew who committed suicide, only somebody helped her do it,” said Dunn. “I saw a culture, a country, I saw people who were egging her on, saying ‘We believe you have that right.’ ”
Aurelia’s story is among many told in Dunn’s new documentary, Fatal