Netflix is debuting four documentaries at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, headlined by one about Amanda Knox, an American woman who spent almost four years in an Italian prison for the murder of her roommate before her acquittal.
Knox was arrested back in 2007 for the murder of Meredith Kercher. What followed was one of the most public investigations and messy trials in recent memory. Initially, Knox was found guilty and sentenced to 26-years in prison. However, the verdict created an international upheaval and paved the way for a successful appeal.
Joining “Amanda Knox” at the film festival will be Netflix’s “Into the Inferno” from Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer. The documentary will study the “relationship between humans and volcanoes.” Additionally, Leonardo DiCaprio served as an executive producer on “The Ivory Game,” a film about the illegal ivory trade in Africa. Closing out Netflix’s offerings is “The White Helmets,” which follows three volunteer rescue workers helping victims of the Syrian conflict.
“The White Helmets” will become available on Netflix on Sept. 16, followed by “Amanda Knox” (Sept. 30), “Into the Inferno” (Oct. 28) and “The Ivory Game” (Nov. 4).
“The breadth of our slate at the Toronto International Film Festival speaks to Netflix’s continued celebration of diverse voices and styles in the world of nonfiction,” Netflix VP of original documentary programming Lisa Nishimura told Variety. “We are committed to pushing the boundaries of the documentary form, and our film screening at Toronto represent both emerging talent and iconic filmmakers during a thrilling time for documentaries.”