O.J.: Made in America

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by Jason Koenigsberg

One of the most gripping documentaries of recent memory and the best ESPN 30 for 30 film ever made is Ezra Edelman’s ambitious epic OJ: Made in America. It is a captivating chronicle of the notorious murder trial that assaulted American culture throughout the mid-90’s and proves to be just as fascinating to us over twenty years later. OJ: Made in America is a powerful saga of race, celebrity worship, media saturation, domestic violence, and a scathing commentary on the criminal justice system. Edelman’s documentary is as much a history of racism in the police force and racial tensions crossed with celebrity culture in California as it is about how those elements combined to a boiling point in the Simpson trial and it’s subsequent polarizing verdict. OJ: Made in America even adds layers of depth and new chapters to the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, currently wasting away his talent, fame and charisma in a Nevada prison. One of the most tragic encapsulations of the American dream. 

OJ: Made in America is currently available to stream in its entirety on Hulu.

 

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