LIFE Before Death #35: David Suchet – A Humanitarian Cause
Short Film 35* of 50 in the LIFE Before Death documentary series about the global crisis in untreated pain and the dramatic life changing affect palliative care services can deliver to patients and their families around the world.
In “David Suchet – A Humanitarian Cause” we hear a stirring personal statement from the narrator of LIFE Before Death, David Suchet.
“My interest in pain control and palliative care comes from my own personal life experiences. Experiences I’m certain many of you also share. It is concerns me deeply that four out of every five people do not have adequate access to essential pain medicines, or to the palliative care services that transform the end of our life experience for patients and families alike. I was fortunate enough to watch both my mother and father die ‘well’. And if that is well, it’s not good enough.”
“We’re all going die and I believe that each and every one of us deserves the utmost respect and professional care at the end of life. This includes the universal human right to pain control. I encourage you to spread the word about this critically important humanitarian cause so that we can, each and every one of us, one day, be confident of living well and dying better.”
Popular British screen, stage and radio actor David Suchet is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), an associate artist and governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a Doctor of Letters of the University of Kent. He was awarded an OBE in The Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours for services to drama. David is perhaps best known for his portrayals of Agatha Christie’s Poirot (Best actor nomination, BAFTA) and Maxwell (Emmy Award Best Actor). David’s other popular film and television credits include The Bank Job, A Perfect Murder, Sunday (Sundance Best Actor nomination), Executive Decision, Song for Europe (Best Actor, RTS Awards), A World Apart (Best Actor nomination, BAFTA), Going Postal, Diverted, NCS: The Series, The Way We Live Now (Best Actor nomination, BAFTA), Blott on the Landscape (Best Actor, BAFTA) and The Life of Freud (Best Actor, RTS Awards).
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The LIFE Before Death feature film will be released in February 2012. Pallium India will be screening the film on February 3 in Trivandrum.
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