Oscar Pistorius’ life is under the microscope again in new four-part documentary

Oscar Pistorius’ life is under the microscope again in new four-part documentary

'The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius', which has been in production for several years, will debut at the end of September - watch the trailer below.

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The documentary is directed by BAFTA-winner Daniel Gordon and produced by Academy Award-winner John Battsek and features interviews with more than a dozen of the figures closest to the story.

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The South African Paralympic sprinter and international hero went from someone who had inspired millions with his determination and dedication – to someone who was then suddenly at the centre of a murder investigation and conviction.

The film recounts Pistorius’ fall from grace after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of February 14th, 2013 in his home in Pretoria. 

“The story of Oscar Pistorius is remarkable in its complexity. It’s at once inspirational and harrowing, and provides a lens of insight into a breadth of issues – from gender-based violence to disability rights, racial inequality and media frenzy,” said director Gordon. 

“My hope is that the film gives audiences additional context and layers to a story they think they know,” Gordon added.

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According to ESPN Press Room, the story flashes back to the very beginning of the future Paralympic star’s life. "Chronicling his improbable ascent from a young boy who had both his undeveloped legs amputated as a toddler to the overnight teenage phenomenon at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. Shattering records and convention, “The Blade Runner,” as he became known, then went on a quest to compete against able-bodied athletes at the Olympics."

'The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius' will debut on ESPN+ on September 27.

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