BBC Three to explore the killing of Yousef Makki

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by Stephen Chapman

The BBC has announced a number of new documentaries ahead of the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Among them is Another Killing, which is part of the BBC Three series, Hometown.

Fronted by award-winning journalist, Amber Haque (pictured), who returns to the North West to explore the stabbing of school boy, Yousef Makki.

"I’m heading back home to try and understand the factors that led to the tragic death of Yousef Makki,” she explained.

“I also want to get to the bottom of the social media rumours that suggest that this is a story not only about race and identity but also money and power.”

Hometown: Another Killing (6x30) is a Forest Production and was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three and Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries.

“We are living in extraordinary times that demonstrate, now more than ever, the power and importance of documentary film making. Our recent BBC Two Hospital Coronavirus Special took viewers right to the frontline of the NHS response at the Royal Free Hospital in London, whilst starting next week Once Upon A Time In Iraq, from acclaimed director James Bluemel gives unprecedented insight into a conflict that continues to shape our world today,” said Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, Clare Sillery.

"Looking ahead, the BBC plays a vital role in enabling the very best film-making talent to tell the stories that matter to them and I’m thrilled that we have Marian Mohamed from the BBC’s New Directors’ scheme and Bafta-nominated Liza Williams are making new films for us, whilst journalist Amber Haque is covering a new case for Hometown.

"Meanwhile, major new feature length film Britain vs Coronavirus demonstrates our on-going commitment to films of scale that bring new perspective to timely subjects.”