'My Name is Reeva' is the New Documentary About the Late Reeva Steenkamp
The South African documentary series will tell the personal story of the model who was murdered by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius.
It's been four years since one of the most infamous court trials rocked South Africa. Oscar Pistorius, South Africa's once beloved Paralympics gold medalist and "Blade Runner", was charged with the murder of South African model, and his girlfriend at the time, Reeva Steenkamp. Initially, Pistorius was sentenced to a measly six years behind bars following a controversial trial and subsequent judgement. However, a little over a year later, his sentence was increased to 13 years and 5 months.
Over the years, there have been much speculation about the relationship between Pistorius and Steenkamp. Question marks still abound in terms of what really transpired on the day Steenkamp died. More recently, her family announced that they are working on My Name is Reeva, a new tell-all documentary they hope will set the record straight on a number of issues, Channel24 reports.
There have been several attempts to document the tragic death of Steenkamp at the hands of Pistorius. The 2017 film Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer was heavily criticized for its many inaccuracies and described as "cringe-worthy" and "unconvincing". Steenkamp's mother, June Steenkamp, also penned a personal account of her daughter's life entitled Reeva: A Mother's Story, which was published back in 2014.
However, Steenkamp's family hopes that their upcoming documentary will do justice to the story of their daughter's life. The documentary will be produced by Warren Batchelor and Tony Miguel. Currently, the documentary is still in the crowdfunding stage and hopes to raise R40 million (approximately USD 2.6 million).
Speaking about the upcoming documentary, Steenkamp's mother said that, "Through this documentary, we are determined to tell Reeva's story, people will get to see another side that seeks to answer some of the questions that have been left unanswered, the truth, and who Reeva was. She would want us to do this for her."
Watch the trailer for My Name is Reeva here.