Feature Documentaries

30 for 30: Fantastic Lies

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Category: Feature Documentary

Director: Marina Zenovich

Executive Producers: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Susannah Price

Producers: P.G Morgan


One night in Durham, North Carolina, a rape accusation set fire to the reputations of three college athletes and their elite university. As Duke University’s lacrosse players grappled with their transition from model student to criminally accused, several wars were launched on different fronts. As a war in the courtroom between a rogue prosecution and the defence got underway, wars in the public arena raged between town and gown, black and white, moneyed and poor. With the help of key participants, we reveal what really happened at the Duke Lacrosse team party on 13th March 2006, and we deconstruct the incredible events of a year that changed the participant’s lives forever.

ESPN presents A Lightbox Production.

"Given the sensitivity of the subject matter, the project walks a delicate line in a spare, thought-provoking manner.''

Variety- Brian Lowry

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