My Name is Reeva on M-NetM-Net will premiere My Name is Reeva, an emotive and sensitively told three-part documentary series based on the life of Reeva Steenkamp (pictured left), and the events which led to her shocking death on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

It’s been nine years since the senseless death of Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of her then-boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, and it is a killing that is still deeply embedded in the minds of millions across the globe. Part 1 of My Name is Reeva will premiere on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Thursday 25 August at 8.30pm. Part 2 will be scheduled on Thursday 1 September and Part 3 on Thursday 8 September at 8.30, and all three parts will be available on Catch Up.

Intimate interviews

Two-time SAFTA-nominated director, producer and writer, Warren Batchelor of WB Productions directed the true crime docuseries, produced by David Taylor while the script was written by SAFTA winner Justin Strydom.

The docuseries gives life to Reeva Steenkamp’s existence through intimate interviews with her parents as well as close friends and family, showing that a beautiful, intelligent, and beloved woman was taken in the prime of her life. It presents you with an in-depth analysis of what happened that fateful night; and it tells you of the effect of Reeva’s death had on those who loved her most.

Her parents, Barry and June Steenkamp, say: “We fully endorse Warren and his team to bring out the truth in this documentary and show the world who Reeva really was.”

While millions followed the ins and outs of the trial and its aftermath, the woman at the centre of it all, Reeva, has been almost forgotten.  Now, just seven years after his conviction for murder, Pistorius could be eligible to be considered for parole, news that has generated a media storm, not least because of the Victim Offender Dialogue process that will ultimately bring him face to face with the parents of his victim.

Why did this happen?

As Barry and June seek justice for their daughter and having agreed to an audience with Pistorius ahead of the parole hearing, they want answers: why did this senseless murder happen at all?

My Name is Reeva attempts to answer this question, but more importantly, it tells the true story of Reeva Steenkamp: her triumphs in the face of adversity, her fullness, her beauty and her humanness, from the lens of those who loved her most.

 What: My Name is Reeva

Where and when:  Part 1 of My Name is Reeva will premiere on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Thursday 25 August at 8.30pm. Part 2 will be scheduled on Thursday 1 September and Part 3 on Thursday 8 September at 8.30, and all three parts will be available on Catch Up

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