Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Italian Film About Euthanasia

Here’s the latest media foray into the current assisted suicide/euthanasia debate – this time from Italy.
Venice film relives euthanasia case that split Italy
A 2009 right-to-die case that deeply split public opinion in Catholic Italy is at the center of a new film exploring the themes of euthanasia, suicide and religious faith that is vying for top prize at the Venice festival.
"Bella Addormentata", which translates as Sleeping Beauty, is set in the final days of Eluana Englaro, a 38-year old woman who had been in a coma since a car crash 17 years earlier and became a household name in Italy when her father decided to suspend artificial nutrition. more

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