Laura’s Choice - award winning documentary




Laura’s Choice is an award winning documentary, telling the story of an eccentric, outspoken and feisty 90-year-old, Laura Henkel, who decides she wants to end her life on her own terms.

She asks her daughter Cathy and granddaughter Sam, both filmmakers, to document her journey.

Laura’s Choice explores complex questions as three generations of women navigate a radical approach to dying. 

Filmmakers, Cathy and Sam always intended the film be as accessible as possible to those who need it most – people interested in understanding end of life choices, and those wanting to have difficult conversations with their loved ones. The film aims to start those conversations, as well as helping prepare families who will soon experience an assisted voluntary death.

The film is now available for viewing worldwide on You Tube - watch here 

Australian viewers can also watch Laura's Choice on ABC iview - watch here

Laura’s Choice premiered internationally in 2021 at Doc Edge International Film Festival in New Zealand, winning the Fearless Award. It also won Best Feature Documentary at the WA Screen Culture Awards, was nominated for an Australian Directors Guild award, and nominated for both AIDC Best Documentary Factual Series and SPA Feature Documentary Production of the Year.

You can find out more about the making of this beautiful documentary and the filmmakers, Laura’s daughter Cathy and granddaughter, Sam at