Item Details

The Self-Made Man [videorecording]: A Film

by Susan Stern
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Bob Stern, 77, discovers he is seriously ill, possibly dying. Thinking of an in-law on life-support, Bob decides to take his own life to avoid that end. His family tries to stop him. Bob sets up a video camera and tapes his arguments for suicide. Daughter Susan Stern tells the story of her father's interesting life and talks about difficult end-of-life choices.
Director
Susan Stern
Release Date
2004
Run Time
64 min.
Language
Closed-captioning
Notes
  • "Produced in association with ITVS and KQED Public Television with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting."
  • Videodisc release of a 2004 production.
  • "PBS national broadcast, P.O.V. July 26, 2005."
  • Includes interview with director, Susan Stern.
Variant Title
Self made man
Awards Note
"Duke University Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award;" Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Local Notes
As long as you do not charge admission, public performance rights are included in the purchase. (4/6/12)
ISBN
157448124X
Credits
Editor, Jennifer Chinlund ; cinematography, Charlie Gruet ... et al. ; music, Marco D'Ambrosio.
Published
Harriman, N.Y. : New Day Films [distr] ; San Francisco, CA : Bernal Beach Films, c2005.
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (64 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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