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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Jackie Without Jack”

This project centers around a series of taped conversations featuring JFK’s widow, conducted mere months after the assassination of her husband. In the conversations, she recounts her history with him, beginning to build the myth in the process.
September 1, 2013

Partners: What’s Up Films for France 3, France 5; distributed by ZED

Length: 1 x 52 minutes

Airing: TBD

Rights available: All rights worldwide

From French filmmaker Patrick Jeudy (Marilyn: The Last Sessions) comes another examination of the myth of Kennedy’s Camelot. This time, the film centers around a series of taped conversations featuring the president’s widow, Jackie, conducted mere months after the assassination of her husband. In the conversations, she recounts her history with JFK, beginning to build the myth in the process. Jackie Kennedy has proven to be one of the more charismatic characters in modern American history, and this project could stand out nicely amongst the oncoming onslaught of JFK assassination anniversary commemorative content.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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