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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Kevorkian

Dr. Jack Kevorkian gained the ghoulish nickname of 'Dr. Death' after going public with the news that he'd assisted over 100 suicides in the 1990s. Directed by Matthew Galkin (loudQUIETloud), this feature doc delves into the life of 'Dr. Death' as he emerged from jail after serving eight years of his sentence.
September 29, 2010


Dr. Jack Kevorkian gained the ghoulish nickname of ‘Dr. Death’ after going public with the news that he’d assisted over 100 suicides in the 1990s. But while he’d been brought to trial several times, after videotaping himself administering a lethal injection to a patient and allowing the footage to be aired on 60 Minutes, he was found guilty of second degree murder. Directed by Matthew Galkin (loudQUIETloud), this feature doc delves into the life of ‘Dr. Death’ as he emerged from jail after serving eight years of his sentence. We see Kevorkian running for Congress, and learn more about the man himself (including his other life as a composer of classical music) and also his motives.
Partners: Directed by Matthew Galkin, distributed through ro*co films international
Length: 90 minutes
Rights available: All territories except U.S.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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