The Sandman


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 & Awards:

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
Spotlight on Filmmakers – Featured Filmmaker
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
Social Justice Award
Black Maria Film Festival  |  2017
Jury’s Choice Award
BAFTA Student Film Awards  |  2017
Short List