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Pistorius: Killing A Dream

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A feature documentary about Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic and Olympic athlete who shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 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 film explores the tragedy of Steenkamp’s death; alongside a look at South Africa’s turbulent society. Over twenty years after Nelson’s 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.


Type of film
Running Time
c. 215 mins
Vaughan Sivell
Sean Richard, Will Kane
Executive Producer
Mike Rattenbury, Vaughan Sivell, Will Kane, Franki Goodwin, Mike Shirley
Matteo Bini
Director of Photography
Ricky Patel
Ceiri Torjussen

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Last updated 20th March 2018

Production Company

Western Edge Pictures
Elisabeth Watts
Unit 5, 139 - 149 Fonthill Road
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