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The Self-Made Man was nominated for two national Emmy Awards – for “Outstanding Writing” and “Outstanding Informational Programming.”

The Self-Made Man was also awarded a CINE Golden Eagle award for excellence in film, and won Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies Award for  “combining originality and creativity with firsthand experience in examining central issues of contemporary life and culture.”

Video Librarian has also named The Self-Made Man one of the “best documentaries of 2006.” Read about it.
In its review, Video Librarian called The Self-Made Man "Uniquely instructive and illuminating admirable film that smartly tackles right-to-die issues that don't lend themselves to easy answers...highly recommended."

The Self-Made Man has screened at numerous film festivals, including: the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, SXSW Film Festival, Seoul Independent Documentary Festival, AFI/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, and Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival.

The Self-Made Man made its U.S. television debut on PBS's P.O.V. Go to to explore P.O.V.'s extensive web resources for the film and check for re-broadcasts in your area.

The Self-Made Man is also now available on DVD and VHS Click here to order a copy.