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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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