A doctor walks the line of his own morality as he participates in executions, while personally opposing capital punishment.
19 min | HD | 2016
This short documentary film follows Dr. Carlo Musso, a physician who has been helping the state of Georgia execute inmates by 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.
Watch Death Row Doctor (a shortened version of this film) at New York Times Op-Docs.