SEEDS OF DECEIT
Miriam Guttmann investigates a disturbing pattern of abuse of power by a leading Dutch fertility doctor in this docuseries.
Indie Series Program
Sundance Program Description:
Prior to his death in 2017, Jan Karbaat was the most renowned fertility doctor in the Netherlands. As his patients’ offspring began connecting the dots of their ancestry, a disturbing story emerged about a man who secretly used his own semen to impregnate more than 65 of his patients.
Sundance is proud to present all three episodes of this unnerving docuseries detailing the journeys of the parents and children who were profoundly affected by one man’s heinous actions.
First Sundance credit. This project is a series expansion of Guttmann’s short doc of the same name, which premiered at IDFA and screened extensively at international festivals, including Palm Springs and CPH:DOX.
First Sundance credit. Founder/producer, De Familie Film & TV. Busman’s producing credits include projects that have screened at Rotterdam, IDFA, DOC NYC, and Hot Docs, among other notable events.
Michiel van Erp
First Sundance credit. Founder/director and producer, De Familie Film & TV.
First Sundance credit. Executive producer, De Familie Film & TV.
Past Sundance docs:
UNLOCKING THE CAGE (2016)
Commissioning editor/head of documentaries, VPRO. Truyen is also an executive producer for 2021 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Competition titles FLEE and MISHA AND THE WOLVES. She is a News & Documentary Emmy nominee.
First Sundance credit. Senior producer, documentaries, VPRO.
Editorial executive, documentaries, VPRO.