Genre: Feature Documentary
Directed by Vaughan Sivell
A Western Edge Pictures Production for The Gennaker Group
Status: Final Post Production
The follow-up to Director Vaughan Sivell’s critically acclaimed 'Mr Calzaghe’ will be 'Pistorius'. A documentary series about the Paralympic and Olympic athlete who shot and killed his girlfriend in the early hours of Valentine’s Day 2013, and whose culpable homicide sentence was later overturned and replaced with a murder conviction by the South African Court of Appeal in December 2015.
The documentary series will explore the tragedy of Reeva Steenkamp’s death - alongside a look at South Africa’s turbulent society. Over twenty years after Nelson Mandela’s seeming triumph over adversity, the country, born out of the violence of apartheid, has so far been unable to overcome the profound damage inflicted upon it – mired in racial tensions, a culture of gun crime, corruption and violence – and failing institutions seemingly unable to resuscitate the dreams of a nation.