When a Harvard Ph.D. student is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story.
The Self-Made Man
When her 77-year old father sets out to kill himself, Susan Stern faces both the painful questions and embattled debate about choosing death.
- Premiere Date
- July 26, 2005
- 60 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Open Call
Is it ever rational to choose death? Faced with her terminally ill father's calm decision to commit suicide and an in-law's slow decline on artificial life support, filmmaker Susan Stern confronts the difficult choices presented by dying in modern times.