Netflix’s Documentary, Amanda Knox released on Friday, September 30. The documentary is about the saga of Amanda Knox case where she and her boyfriend were charged with 2007 death of 21-year-old British student, Meredith Kercher.
The documentary of Knox revisits the case including interviews with Knox, Sollecito and Italian prosecutor Guiliano Mignini. However, there were reports that Netflix was biased in creating the documentary. In an interview with Refinary21, director of the Amanda Knox, Brian McGinn said in response to the question if they tell the story of Amanda Knox objectively:
“I think that the whole world is split: There are a lot of people who feel that Amanda Knox is guilty, and there are a lot of people who believe that she’s innocent. Even on our team, there was a split.”
McGinn also shared that they wanted to be respectful to the both sides, and how they lay things out according to the court decisions while filming and creating the documentary. They had to study these decisions for about 50 or 60 pages long, where they also had to study each person involved and their stories, which evolved over the eight years.
According to E! News, McGinn and his fellow filmmaker Rob blackhurst guarded the cooperation of Amanda Knox herself in the documentary. They did their best to keep everything as neutral in the film.
“For us, the thing that was so important was grounding the movie in the actual legal findings,” McGinn says in an interview with E! News about how the legal findings were important for them in the beginning of creating the film.
Amanda Knox and her boyfriend were convicted after police said DNA evidence linked them to the crime but they were acquitted in 2015 by Italy’s highest court because of “stunning flaws” in the investigation and a lack of evidence.
Kercher was sexually assaulted and was found fatally stabbed in an Italian apartment she shared with Knox.
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