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The self-made man : a film

Author: Susan Stern, (Filmmaker); New Day Films.
Publisher: Harriman, N.Y. : New Day Films [distr] ; San Francisco, CA : Bernal Beach Films, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentaries and factual films and video
Personal Narratives
Case studies
Named Person: Bob Stern; Bob Stern; Bob Stern
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Stern, (Filmmaker); New Day Films.
ISBN: 9781574481242 157448124X
OCLC Number: 61691474
Notes: Filmed in 2004.
"PBS national broadcast, P.O.V. July 26, 2005."
Closed captioning.
Includes interview with director, Susan Stern.
Credits: "Produced in association with ITVS and KQED Public Television with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting."
Performer(s): Interview and commentary, Susan Stern.
Awards: "Duke University Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award;" Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Description: 1 videodisc (64 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: POV (Television program)
Responsibility: by Susan Stern.

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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.

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