Nick Broomfield - Raindance Film Festival inaugural party to celebrate independent film and filmmakers. Event also raises funds for the Independent Film Trust (IFT), which teaches disadvantaged adults and children film making skills. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th April 2014
It was November 2005 when a convoy of American soldiers were attacked while patrolling a main strip of road in a suburban section of Haditha, a city in the western Iraq province of Al Anbar. The resulting death of Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas is said to be the instigating factor in the massacre that directly followed the attack. The original reports stated that 15 noncombatant civilians were killed in the convoy blast with eight subsequent deaths of "insurgents" handed out by the surviving soldiers.
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The mystery that shrouds the unsolved murders of two of hip-hop's biggest stars will serve as fuel for conspiracy theorists and rap fans alike for years to come. Biggie and Tupac is a documentary that examines the killings, the evidence, and those most intimate with the stars under the lens of filmmaker Nick Broomfield. (Broomfield is most renowned for the controversial Kurt & Courtney, in which he alleged that Courtney Love conspired to murder her husband Kurt Cobain, former lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana.)
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Back in 1992, Broomfield filmed Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer. Wuornos had been convicted and sentenced to death in early 1991 for murdering seven men in Florida. She shot to fame pretty fast for being the first female serial killer of note in the nation's history. The fact that she was a lesbian prostitute who'd been on her own since the age of 13 and claimed to have only killed johns who were trying to rape or kill her only added to the tabloid allure. In the 1992 film, Broomfield documented the attempts of several police officers and Wuornos's mother to make her into a Hollywood development deal, making him oddly empathize with this woman who, although a serial killer, who had been systematically abused and betrayed by pretty much everybody in her life.
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