Why Did Oscar Pistorius Kill Our Daughter?

Mon Jun 3, 9-10pm, C5

A sensible response to the title of this documentary might seem to be: ‘No one knows. That’s why we have trials.’ But actually, that might be slightly unfair. No previews were available, but at least this doc seems to have some sort of USP; namely, an interview with the parents of Reeva Steenkamp.

Which is more than can be said for ‘Pistorius Trial: The Key Questions’, which follows at 10pm. It’s hard to imagine this being much more than a slightly gratuitous recap of events up to this point. The Bladerunner’s trial – which begins tomorrow – looks certain to be one of the year’s more inescapable media circuses. Without wishing to cast aspersions on these two films, let’s hope the media can maintain a modicum of sensitivity.

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