Donald Trump’s Case Against State of Georgia To Be Spotlighted In BBC Feature Doc

The BBC and Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story producer 72 Films are teaming on a feature-length documentary about the state of Georgia’s fight to put Donald Trump behind bars.

Unveiled at Sheffield DocFest, The State of Georgia v. Donald J. Trump has gained access to inner workings around the criminal trial and will explore key evidence.  Using a small observational team, the film will follow members of the prosecution and defence as they build their case and witness first-hand how day-to-day trial preparation is now a world of body doubles and safe houses.

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Georgia is a hugely important swing state in the upcoming presidential run-off and the battleground was the venue for Trump’s alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election. The doc comes just a few weeks after Trump became the first former American president to be convicted of felony crimes following a case in New York.

72 Films has made a string of docs for the BBC including 2020’s The Trump Show, along with programs on Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk. State of Georgia will be directed by BAFTA-winning and BBC New Documentary Director Initiative alumnus Marian Mohamed (Defending Digga D). EPs are Nick Holt and David Glover.

The show was on a BBC Sheffield DocFest slate unveiled today that features programs on the tragic disappearance and death of Nicola Bulley from Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation producer Rogan, and a series on Helmand from Passion Pictures and Kailash Films.

Clare Sillery, BBC Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, said: “These new commissions demonstrate our commitment to bringing audiences the best of British storytelling and backing British talent.”

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