In Production

MARIEKE: DEATH AND THE RACER

The right to die has given her the will to live


A new documentary by POLA RAPAPORT

 

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

NYSCA POST-PRODUCTION GRANT 2019

Anticipated Length 80 minutes

Completion Date 2020


LOGLINE: A terminally-ill Paralympic world champion takes control of her fate by planning for medical aid-in-dying.
As her body gives way and her time left to live grows unpredictable, she resolves to find liberation in her impending death.

Teaser (5 minutes)

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Marieke wins silver and bronze. At a widely-covered press conference, she gives an impassioned public statement that all nations should allow their citizens the right to choose how to die. She becomes a new heroine of the right-to-die movement and suddenly is known around the world.

Marieke winning gold at the 2012 London Paralympics

Marieke winning gold at the 2012 London Paralympics

Marieke’s video diary

Marieke’s video diary

For more information go to mariekethefilm.com