The hit new docu-series on NetFlix, The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez has shocked and sparked a lot of outrage among people due to it's heartbreaking and gruesome content.
Director Brian Knappenberger discussed the series saying, "“The extraordinary thing about the death of this young boy is that it brought forward so many issues, so many problems with our current system. We felt very strongly that we needed to bring this story completely to the public. I hope what people take away from this is a demand for greater accountability of these systems and demand for greater transparency within those agencies.They began filming in 2018 during Pearl's trial.
No one from the agency or from the county board of supervisors or the sheriff’s department agreed to be interviewed as part of the film despite being asked.
The docu-series is available to stream now, it's a hard watch but it's important, if you have the time.