VOD Distributor Syndicado releases new documentary on charismatic and controversial US attorney Ken Feinberg, the attorney in charge of the 9/11 compensation packages. PLAYING GOD released this week on VOD.
Following a sensational festival run, the documentary on the charismatic US attorney Ken Feinberg, the man responsible for handling the financial compensation packages for some of the great tragedies in American history, including 9/11, sees it slated for a release across major VOD platforms across North America via digital distributor Syndicado.
The release comes as the world prepares to acknowledge the sombre 20 year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, an event at the heart of this provocative new film from acclaimed filmmaker Karin Jurschick. The documentary follows the Netflix release of Worth, which premiered at Sundance in 2020, and is based on Feinberg, who is played by Michael Keaton.
Why is the life of a fire-fighter who died a hero in the Twin Towers on September 11 worth on average a million euros less than that of a stockbroker who lost his life in the same disaster? How much money should oil giant BP pay the countless fishermen on the Gulf of Mexico who are fighting for their livelihoods in the wake of the largest oil spill in history? How can ailing Vietnam vets be compensated for their suffering, which stems from exposure to Agent Orange? These are questions that almost appear cynical, but not for America’s most famous compensation specialist: Ken Feinberg. Hardly a national tragedy has befallen the USA without Feinberg being called upon to play his part. We accompany him on his current high-profile cases. We recall his most challenging cases. We also pay visits to victims’ families. Do they feel that they have been fairly treated by America’s “special master”? PLAYING GOD is more than just the story of a charismatic man who maneuvers between capital and justice, between US politics and people who have lost their loved ones, their health or their livelihood. The film reveals what happens within our Western system of values when economic interests and people’s lives become intertwined by tragedy.
PLAYING GOD (the documentary) can be found on Apple TV; Google Movies; Vimeo; inDemand; Hoopla; FandangoNOW (vudu) and Telus, Shaw and Rogers for cable VOD in Canada.