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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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