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Sponsored by the Institute of Health and Humanities
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 6:30 PM
Based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro’s 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. The film is the story of Ramon's relationship with two women, one of whom wants to convince him that life is worth living; the other who supports his cause. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar, Spain. Panel discussion to follow the film.
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Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of Sampedro's 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life. He develops close relationships with his long-term lawyer Julia (Belén Rueda) and his friend Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince him that his life is worth living. Despite his situation, Ramon manages to inspire those around him to live life to the fullest. The Sea Inside won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2005.