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May 27, 2022

“MAKING A KILLING” Doc will premiere at the 2022 Dances With Films Festival Highlighting California’s Outdated Laws Around Medical Negligence

Making A Killing, a documentary on the shocking consequences of medical negligence and the outdated California laws surrounding it, will make its world premiere at the 2022 Dances With Films Festival on June 10th, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Did you know medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in America? “Making A Killing” is a documentary feature film that shares the stories of four families affected by preventable medical negligence and a 47-year-old outdated law that limits their ability to get justice at the hands of billion-dollar insurance companies. Their traumatic and life-altering experiences are highlighted by an unconstitutional law that sets a one size fits all cap of $250K for pain and suffering recovery, minus attorney fees and the cost of litigation.

The Making A Killing documentary will premiere on June 10th, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the 2022 Dances With Films Festival, the largest indie film festival in Los Angeles. The event will take place at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres (6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Producer and Co-Director Sepideh Haftgoli Loong and Producer Max Loong.

“What you will discover is shocking and at times, incredibly hard to watch but it is also important that you do,” explains Director Alexander J. Farrell. “For too long, injustice has waged war throughout our healthcare system, but it has been hidden from the public eye, behind a guise of propaganda and deceit, all in favor of financial profiteering. Making A Killing is an intimate and honest portrait of human suffering, sacrifice and survival.”

“As a result of medical negligence with my first born son, he now wears hearing aids and is diagnosed with a rare hearing disorder called Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder. When we went to hold those responsible accountable, we heard about this horrendous law and the difficulty in the legal system to get any type of justice,” Producer and Co-Director, Sepideh Haftgoli Loong states. “What I realized is that we have a serious failure in our political and judicial system when we allow something to go on for so long that has not been changed due to obscene amounts of corporate money and greed. I saw the impact this had on other families that had much more tragic stories than ours and knew that something needed to be done to raise awareness.”

With recent news of a settlement being made with the medical board, Making A Killing couldn’t come at a more relevant and newsworthy time. The settlement unfortunately still falls drastically short and will continue to restrict the civil rights of healthcare patients in favor of billion dollar insurance companies. 
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