film in spotlight
Sam Lara, Cathy Henkel
Laura Henkel is eccentric, outspoken, feisty and 90 years old. She has also decided she wants to end her life on her own terms.
Unlike other subjects of documentaries on this topic, she does not have a terminal illness. She is simply old, wants to be in control of her death, and be allowed to go with dignity. And she asks her daughter Cathy and granddaughter Sam, both filmmakers, to make a film about it.
LAURA'S CHOICE is a controversial film that provokes families all around the world to ask themselves - who gets to decide when we die?
Australia, Austria, Switzerland
Documentary, Feature, Television