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Bioethics Seminar: 'Last Cab to Darwin' and the current euthanasia debate

Last Cab to Darwin (2015) is an award-winning film, directed by Jeremy Sims, based on a stage-play (2003) by Reg Cribb. It features a terminally ill cab-driver, who learns of new legislation on voluntary euthanasia in the Northern Territories, and drives from New South Wales to Darwin with the intention to end his life there.

The inspiration for the story is the drive by Max Bell to Darwin in 1996, which was prompted by the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, Northern Territory, 1995-97. The seminar will discuss the similarities and differences between the film and Bell’s story, and then explore the relevance of the film to current debates on euthanasia, with particular attention to ‘slippery-slope’ arguments.

Presenter: Professor David Tombs

Date Monday, 11 July 2016
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience All University,Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Open Seminar
DepartmentBioethics Centre
LocationBioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street) Dunedin. Also video linked: To secure the booking for this seminar video link in Wellington, please register your name for attendance: Wellington School of Medicine Room D31 Contact: Videoconferencing University of Otago Wellington
University of Otago Christchurch AV is unavailable for this session however a recording may be available afterwards (contact . Please note: if there is no registration (for Wellington in this case) by the Thursday prior to the advertised seminar, the booking for that campus venue will be terminated. Dunedin attendees do not need to register.
Contact NameBioethics Centre
Contact Phone64 3 471 6120

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