On the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, which resulted in the death of 96 fans at the FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, ESPN aired a powerful new documentary directed by Daniel Gordon detailing the events of that day and the ongoing fight for justice by the families of the victims. The film, which cannot be shown in the U.K. until next year due to the current legal proceedings, was a harrowing and comprehensive first exposure to the the initial tragedy and the cover-up that followed for many viewers in the United States.
The initial response from viewers who previously knew about Hillsborough to those who had no idea has largely been the same mix of shock, disbelief and an immediate sense that they watched a brilliant and informative work. The film sorts through the myths, the lies and ultimately the truth of what happened on April 15, 1989, which has consumed the last 25 years for those affected by the disaster. Interviews with Liverpool fansRead More »from A follow-up to ESPN's stunning and powerful Hillsborough documentary