The Sandman

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A doctor walks the line of his own morality as he participates in executions, while personally opposing capital punishment.

Format: HD  |  Length:  19 min

Synopsis:  Dr. Carlo Musso has been helping the state of Georgia execute inmates via lethal injection since 2003. The medical community strongly and unanimously opposes the use of medicine for executions. Yet, most states practicing lethal injection require a physician presence. In exchange, they offer a cloak of anonymity. The Sandman explores Dr. Musso’s own moral equivocation and justification for providing “end of life care” within the correctional environment, while personally opposing capital punishment.

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Screenings:
ZINEBI Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival  |  November 14, 2017  |  Bilbao, Spain
DOC NYC  |  November 11, 2017  |  New York, NY
Cucalorus Film Festival  |  November 11, 2017  |  Wilmington, NC
St. Louis International Film Festival  |  November 9, 2017  |  St. Louis, MO
UNAFF  |  October 27, 2017  |  Palo Alto, CA
Global Voices Film Festival  |  September 16, 2017 |  San Francisco, CA
LadyFest Atlanta  |  September 9, 2017  |  Atlanta, GA
DC Shorts Film Festival  |  September 8 & 10, 2017  |  Washington, DC
Global Impact Film Festival  |  August 27, 2017 | Washington, DC
Duone the Rabbit Hole  |  August 18-20, 2017  |  Lake of Menteith, Scotland
Small Axe Radical Short Film Festival  |  July 14, 2017  |  Tolpuddle, UK
Macon Film Festival  |  July 22, 2017  |  Macon, GA
Montclair Film Festival | April 28, 2017  |  Montclair, NJ
Atlanta Film Festival  |  March 28, 2017  |  Atlanta, GA
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival  |  March 25, 2017  |  Sebastopol, CA
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Bethesda Film Fest  |  March 17 & 18, 2017  |  Bethesda, MD
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival  |  February 18, 2017  |  Missoula, MT
Dam Short Film Festival  |  February 8, 2017  |  Boulder City, NV
Windrider International Student Film Festival  |  January 25, 2017  |  Park City, UT
Black Maria Film Festival  |  2017

Awards:
2017 DC Shorts Film Festival – Audience Award
2017 Student Academy Awards – Finalist
2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards – Short List
2017 Small Axe Radical Short Film Festival – Best Documentary by a Student Filmmaker
2017 Windrider International Student Film Festival – Social Justice Award
Black Maria Film Festival – Jury’s Choice Award