Guneet Monga Kapoor, whose film 'The Elephant Whisperers' clinched the Academy Award for Best Documentary short, earlier this year, has been appointed as the Breakthrough India Ambassador for 2023 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
The life of Ghislaine Maxwell, famous former British socialite and daughter of one of the biggest media tycoons, Robert Maxwell, is being presented in a crime documentary, ‘Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?’.
In this three part docuseries, audience will get to see how recently she was sentenced to 20 years for aiding Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking and unmasks turn of events in her life.
Katherine Haywood, producer, while talking about what sets the series apart, said: “One of the things that sets this series apart from others that have been made about Ghislaine is that this is told by people that actually knew her. I stayed away from the so-called experts and commentators and really honed in on the people who really knew her at different points in her life, whether it’s from her childhood and university days or whether it’s early London life or later in America.”
“What was absolutely fascinating was that no person knows all of her. In talking to as many people as we did who knew her at different points in our life, we felt like we got a 360-degree understanding. By the end of the documentary, we almost know more than each of those individual characters in contributors so I think our diversity of characters and timeframes were important and that really does set the series apart from others,” concluded Katherine.
Directed by BAFTA-nominated documentary director and producer Erica Gornall and produced by award-winning producer-director and investigative journalist Katherine Haywood, the three-episode series is set to release on Lionsgate Play on July 8.