Aileen Wuornos, a hitch-hiking prostitute, killed seven of her clients and is claimed to be the first female serial killer. The documentary raises questions about corruption, including whether in fact Aileen is a serial killer at all or if that label was just a means of selling her story.
Nicholas Broomfield, known as Nick, is an English documentary film-maker. Broomfield films with a minimum of crew, just himself and one or two camera operators, which gives his documentaries a distinctive style. Broomfield is often in shot holding the sound boom.
Broomfield was awarded the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Documentary, and was given honorary doctorates from Essex and Surrey University. He was awarded the Californian State Bar Award for his contribution to Legal Reform and is a founder member of the Morecambe Bay Victims Fund. He studied Law at Cardiff University, and political science at the University of Essex; subsequently, he studied film at the National Film and Television School. Broomfield’s early style was conventional Cinéma vérité: the juxtaposition of observed scenes, with little use of voice-over or text.
It was not until Driving Me Crazy (1988) that Broomfield appeared on-screen for the first time. After several… read more