For the anniversary of the attacks at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Netflix will release Je suis Charlie, a documentary on the attacks and their aftermath. The film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September and includes exclusive interviews with deceased cartoonist Jean Cabut and editor in chief Charb, Stéphane Charbonnier.
The documentary is directed by Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte, a father and son team. Daniel was also a close friend of the cartoonist and was involved with another Charlie Hebdo doc called It’s Hard To Be Loved By Jerks.
So glad everyone is finally coming to their senses and realizing that Netflix crime docs are some of the most interesting things EVER.
— Kelly Boyle (@KellyBoyleProbs) January 4, 2016
While the documentary isn’t an original, Netflix has had everyone talking recently with another documentary, Making A Murderer, which already drove viewers to create petitions with over 120,000 signatures to release the two subjects of the docu-series from prison. If you want to get a message across, it might have to come through Netflix.