Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi were interviewed by Evan Davis
The filmmakers behind Netflix series Making A Murderer appered on BBC’s ‘Newsnight’ last night, answering host Evan Davis’ questions about the series.
The documentary series was filmed over the past decade and focuses on the trial and conviction of the two men in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Both men are serving life sentences, having been convicted in 2007. Making A Murderer pays particular attention to perceived injustices in the case.
Asked by Davis if they had an agenda when they began making the film some ten years ago, Moira Demos said “I think we were open minded when we went in and if anything I think we’re more open minded now.” Pushed by the host, who suggests that the film does take sides in the case, Demos responded: “We pointed the camera at people and are showing people what happened.”
Elsewhere in the interview, which can be seen below, Demos and Ricciardi are quizzed about claims from the prosecutor Ken Kantz that they left key evidence out of their film and allegations that they were selective with their storytelling.
As reported, thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the release of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, whose convictions for the murder of Teresa Halbach is the focus of the series.
Fans of the show unhappy with the verdict have begun two petitions aimed at getting President Barack Obama to pardon Avery (pictured above) and his nephew.