Amanda Knox Is Back, and Doing Serious Soul-Searching in New Netflix Documentary

This image released by Netflix shows Amanda Knox in a scene from her self-titled documentary premiering Friday Sept. 30 on Netflix

This image released by Netflix shows Amanda Knox in a scene from her self-titled documentary premiering Friday Sept. 30 on Netflix

The Kercher family are represented very briefly here in newsreel footage. The case is officially closed, so hopefully this allows the two to find peace in their lives, no matter what theories are out there.

Amanda Knox is available for streaming on Netflix at midnight on Friday, September 30.

Knox is the twice-convicted and twice-exonerated exchange student accused of killing her roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007. The victim was naked except for a T-shirt and her head had been almost severed from her body. One can't help but think of Knox being treated like Lindy Chamberlain because both women did not respond as society believed they should have after both tragedies.

Therein lies the burning strength of this substantive, even-handed and eye-opening film from Rod Blackhurst ("Here Alone") and Brian McGinn ("Chef's Table"): for a crime to grab headlines around the world - as the grisly, opaque, and freaky story of Knox's ordeal did - parts have to be played and, in some cases, vigorously sold. But when the knife was tested again, none of Kercher's DNA was found. A subsequent investigation of the evidence led to some contradictory conclusions, including that Knox's DNA wasn't on the murder weapon as the police had claimed.

Knox returned to the United States and was convicted again in 2014. The documentary features lengthy interview segments with Knox, her then boyfriend and accused co-conspirator Raffaele Sollecito, and Italian prosecutor and Sherlock Holmes admirer Giuliano Mignini, among others.

Knox and Sollecito were exonerated a year ago by Italy's top criminal court, which blamed "stunning flaws" in the investigation and a lack of evidence connecting the pair to the crime.

If there's a villain in this story, it's the media coverage, thirsty for "killer orgy" headlines and contributing to a error-ridden "frantic search" by an under-pressure police.

Rudy Guede remains in prison after being convicted of murdering Kercher although he maintains his innocence and as recently as last August was seeking a new trial.

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The presidential candidate appears in an archival news clip spouting outrage over Knox's conviction and calling for a boycott of Italy.

Knox is proud of the documentary and said it will be eye-opening for viewers, who will be given evidence and facts to make their decisions. "There is no in-between".

He said: 'I don't think about my future, my life, any more.

"I'm moving on with my life", she explained. He now feels like a dupe.

Knox added, "A lot of times their stories go overlooked and I think that it's our moral duty to examine the cases of a wrongfully convicted person from the perspective of their humanity".

Still, this is an engrossing, valuable cautionary tale that is particularly timely when the line between collective projection and reality seems more fragile - and more consequential - than ever.

"I find it incredible that despite an absolute lack of evidence that connects me to this murder, I am still being judged based upon unrealistic and unreasonable expectations about how a young woman would react to a disgusting situation", she told CNN's Chris Cuomo while doing press for her book.