A new documentary about Princess Diana is stirring up controversy — and not just because it’s being released right after the royal wedding. The film, called Unlawful Killing, is framed as an investigation of the 1997 Paris car crash that killed Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed. The documentary shows never-before-seen pictures of Diana at the crash site as she lay dying.
According to ABC News, British TV stations and movie theaters have refused to show the movie, but it will be screened this week at the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary is financed by Mohammaed Al Fayed, Dodi’s father, who has suggested that Diana’s death wasn’t an accident at all, but instead planned by members of the royal family.
There has been no official comment about the film from any member of that family, and we don’t expect there will be. But news of the movie and the drama it’s creating will undoubtedly cast a shadow on all the celebration, pomp and circumstance the family has enjoyed over the last few weeks.
Take a look at a news report about the documentary, below.