16 Short International
World Premiere African Premiere SA Premiere

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Carol Anne de Swardt, a South African bookkeeper with skin cancer, travels to Switzerland to undergo her voluntary death. Her quality of life changed considerably when she was exposed to radiation, leaving her wheelchair-bound, with various treatments proving ineffective. Ek wil nie myself verloor nie portrays her journey as both a mindful and free decision, taken before her condition significantly worsens and while she is still joyful. The documentary gives insight into this rigorous but dignifying process and tells Carol’s story. Further, the film investigates the complexities of undergoing the process in Switzerland, since it is criminalised in South Africa, using Carol as a case study to support its decriminalisation in South Africa.


Director: Annalet Steenkamp