2021 Sundance Docs in Focus: SEEDS OF DECEIT

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Sjors Mosman and Kevin Vidal

Miriam Guttmann investigates a disturbing pattern of abuse of power by a leading Dutch fertility doctor in this docuseries.

Festival Section:
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.

Some Background:

Miriam Guttmann
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.

Executive Producers:
Monique Busman
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.

Judith Reuten
First Sundance credit. Executive producer, De Familie Film & TV.

Barbara Truyen
Past Sundance docs:

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.

Brigit Dopheide
First Sundance credit. Senior producer, documentaries, VPRO.

Petra Vermeulen
Editorial executive, documentaries, VPRO.

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