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Amazon to launch Pistorius doc worldwide

Amazon is set to launch new Prime exclusive Pistorius, a four-part doc about the controversial sports star Oscar Pistorius, worldwide this week.

Pistorius is a four-part feature documentary about the South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter, who shot and killed his girlfriend in the early hours of Valentine’s Day 2013. It will launch on September 6.

Directed by Vaughn Sivel and made over three years with exclusive access to key players in a live trial, the film explores the tragedy of Reeva Steenkamp’s death alongside, and in the context of, South Africa’s society.

The story of a man and a nation both born to great disadvantage, it follows the challenges, hopes and triumphs of both Oscar and Reeva, and the demise of their dreams under the glare of the world media.