The controversy about a person's right to die at a time and place of their own choosing has become focused on the Swiss organisation Dignitas, and its founder, civil rights lawyer, Ludwig Minelli. Dignitas, based in Zurich Switzerland, is the only place in the world where a person seeking an assisted suicide can be helped to die, no matter where they are from. For a year, Oscar-winning Canadian director John Zaritsky had exclusive access to Dignitas, and its clients.
An inspirational documentary following the Afghan cricket team who have - against all the odds - led a meteoric rise up the international league tables in their bid to qualify for the World Cup. Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes, traces the remarkable journey of a team of young Afghans as they chase a seemingly impossible dream - shedding new light on a nation that has endured three decades of war and devastation. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women broke the mould as radical warriors, taking on Washington and the medical establishment. How to Survive a Plague is the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Kevin Sumba's father died of AIDS when he was seven years old. Three years later, his mother died too, leaving Kevin alone. When we meet him at the beginning of this powerful film, he is 17 years old. He has lived alone in a shack without electricity, telephone or running water for seven years.