‘Cecil Hotel’ Director Joe Berlinger on Bringing New Voices to Elisa Lam Case

A deep dive into one of the most intriguing true crime cases in recent history, Netflix’s Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel tells the story of Canadian college student Elisa Lam’s tragic death at the Los Angeles hotel. Today we are speaking with the documentary’s Emmy-award winning director Joe Berlinger, about the problems with the true crime genre – a term Berlinger rejects – and the lessons of his other documentaries, Paradise Lost and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

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