VOLUNTARILY STOPPING EATING AND DRINKING (VSED)

 

Rosemary Bowen’s Fast

Documentary family film by Mary Beth Bowen (2018, 16 minutes)

Several months after suffering a back injury, Rosemary Bowen, 94 and quite frail, decided that she was ready to die. She asked her daughter Mary Beth to make this video to show others that VSED can be a sensible end-of-life option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=FpEwH6AKeVA&feature=emb_logo


It’s My Right: The Handmade Death of Herta Stürmann

Documentary family film by Jan Stürmann (2019, 25 minutes)

With congestive heart failure, Herta Stürmann chooses to die by Sterbefasten or Death Fasting, as it is known in Germany. She and her two sons are determined to reclaim dying, death, and mourning for the family by bringing them into the home and out of the hospital.

https://vimeo.com/359407878?fbclid=IwAR38-MSs3pzvdKXIFNaRXjZUqOHqiHVpVnEBHBNJWbTN6QBuqIgixBCRa2M