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Documentary - Completed 2016

"I'm not Afraid" follows a free-minded psychiatrist as he assists one of his patients with her suicide. It is a moving story about loneliness, compassion and freewill.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fadi HINDASH
    • Producer(s)
    • Fadi HINDASH (The Sound of Applause)
    • Synopsis
    • 71 year-old psychiatrist Frederik Polak is in the final stages of preparing for the assisted suicide of his patient Mrs. L. After 15 years of trying to treat her​ ​mental illness, he’s come to the conclusion that helping her die is the only​ ​way to save her. Mrs. L has been suffering from a severe anxiety disorder all her life. 40 years of debilitating mental illness have isolated her completely, leaving her with no family or friends. "I’m Not Afraid" follows the painfully intimate process of physician-assisted suicide and the emotional toll such a journey takes on both doctor and patient.