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Aileen Wuornos, a hitch-hiking prostitute was arrested in January 1991 for the murder of seven men in the woods of Florida.
Dubbed the world's first female serial killer, her case earned her international infamy.
In the early 1990s, filmmaker Nick Broomfield followed the hysterical media circus covering her bizarre and extraordinary trial.
The resulting film, 'Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer' documented the trial itself, the misfits attached to the case, the people out to make money from the tragedy and the whole peculiar charade that came to surround the tragic and violent figure at its centre.
Wuornos has since been executed but before her death, Broomfield returned to Florida to appear at her appeal hearings and to get answers to some of the questions that had plagued him in the intervening years.
At the heart of the film are the astonishing and troubled interviews Broomfield filmed with Wuornos in prison, including her last defiant words the day before her execution.