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Amazon Prime Video readies four-part Oscar Pistorius docuseries

Digital streaming giant Amazon has acquired a four-part docuseries about infamous South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Filmed over ...
September 5, 2018

Digital streaming giant Amazon has acquired a four-part docuseries about infamous South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

Filmed over three years by director Vaughan Sivell, Pistorius explores the death of Reeva Streenkamp in the context of South African society. Originally made as a feature documentary, the 4 x 60-minute series delves into the story of Pistorius and a country with its challenges, triumphs and the demise of their dreams under the weight of world media.

Sivell secured exclusive access to those involved in Pistorius’ trial, which saw the athlete convicted in the murder of Streenkamp.

The series was produced by London-and Wales-based indie Western Edge Pictures. Will Kane and Sean Richard are producers on the project.

Pistorius will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S. and more than 200 countries beginning Sept. 6.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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