Browse films

Laura's Choice

Sam Lara
Cathy Henkel
Australia, 2021, 106 min.

In English.

AIFF Award Winner:
Best Foreign Documentary

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?

Category: Documentary.

More in Documentary

  • Veterans Journey Home: Leaving it on the Land

    Veterans Journey Home: Leaving it on the Land

    Frederick Marx
    United States, 2022, 80 min.

    The story of transformation for a cohort of 12 Veterans who struggle with suicidal ideation as they do an ancient 12-day fasting ceremony in the Coulee desert... more ›

  • Ailleurs Partout

    Ailleurs Partout

    Isabelle Ingold
    Belgium, 2020, 63 min.

    A computer screen, images from the four corners of the world. In this experimental film, one can cross borders in one-click while another journey’s story... more ›

  • Wild is the Spring

    Wild is the Spring

    Adla Massoud
    United States, 2021, 22 min.

    Through a series of vignettes from the ancient and war-torn Levant, Wild is the Spring captures moments in the lives of diverse ethnic communities who... more ›