ESPN Films presents: O.J.: Made in America
Bangalore, 26 April 2017: ESPN, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Network, brings the Academy Award-Winning documentary – O.J.: Made in America to India. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Ezra Edelman, was the most acclaimed documentary of 2016, and will debut in India as a five-part series exclusively on SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD beginning Sunday 30th April at 12PM and continuing each Sunday until 28th May.
O.J.:Made in America is adefining cultural tale of modern America. Two decades after NFL legend,commentator and actor O.J. Simpson stood trial for the murders of hiswife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, OJ: Made in America revisits- and redefines – one of the most widely covered criminal trials of all time.At the end of a saga that seems to be a search for the real truth about O.J.Simpson -- who he is, what shaped him, what he did -- what's revealed is morethan that: a collection of indelible, unshakeable, and haunting truthsabout ourselves and about race, violence, celebrity, policing and criminaljustice in America.
Commentingon the film, Edelman said, “I was interested in thehistory that led up to that point in time in 1994, which would help explainwhat exactly went into making the trial as fascinating and complicated as itwas. With O.J.: Made in America, I'm trying to tell a story about asubject that a lot of people think they knew everything about, and hopefully wefound a way to add some texture and nuance to that conversation.”
Drawing uponmore than seventy interviews -- from longtime friends and colleagues ofSimpson, to recognizable protagonists of the murder investigation, to observersand commentators with distinct connections to the story -- the documentary isan engrossing, compelling, and unforgettable look at a tantalizing saga.
Commentingon the premiere of this extraordinary documentary in India, RameshKumar, Vice President, Head of ESPN India and South Asia said, “Weare very proud that ‘Academy Award-winning’ is now the latest accolade for ESPNFilms. O.J.: Made in America represents ESPN’s first AcademyAward win and we are delighted to work with Sony Pictures Networks to bringsuch a powerful, provocative and engrossing film to fans in India on SONYESPN. ESPN Films consistently brings to life some of sports’ mostcompelling stories and this one is particularly special.”