Fact Check: Is the Upcoming Documentary ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime?

Multiple Pakistani politicians claimed that it is about the alleged corruption of Nawaz Sharif and his family.

The upcoming documentary Behind Closed Doors will soon be released online. The trailer for the film features PTI leader Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, Shahzad Akbar, and journalist Irfan Hashmi talking about the alleged corruption of PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif and his family.

Interestingly, several media outlets, including Dawn News and Express Tribune, initially stated that the documentary would be released on Netflix and Amazon Prime, but they revised their original statements today to say that neither Netflix, Amazon Prime, or the filmmaker have made such an announcement.

Here is the trailer:

According to Geo Fact Check, the official website for Behind Closed Doors does not provide any information about the film’s distributors, nor is there any mention of Netflix and Amazon Prime picking up the documentary.

In an email response to Geo Fact Check, the director of Behind Closed Doors, Michael Oswald, said that he has “not yet made an official announcement on the release platform nor release date”. He further stated that any plans for a Netflix release “will depend on our ongoing discussions with agents, so I cannot comment on that either way”.

As of now, there is no mention of Behind Closed Doors on Netflix’s list of upcoming releases until January 2023 on the OTT platform’s official website.

Amazon Prime also does not mention the documentary as an upcoming release.

About Behind Closed Doors

The upcoming documentary was created by the British filmmaker Michael Oswald with Murtaza Mehdi under the production company, Independent POV.

Michael Oswald

According to its website, Behind Closed Door “is a film about corruption in high places and those who enable it”.

The statement read:

Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) are people who hold a public function and as a result, present higher risks of being involved in bribery or corruption. Offshore leaks have revealed repeatedly that PEPs use British finance and British offshore jurisdictions to launder their wealth, hide their wealth and re-invest it into the global financial system. London is the place where they buy property, where they take legal action against their critics and where they live when they fall from grace.

The synopsis concludes with, “But what happens when a developing country fights back and attempts to get Britain to return the money that it claims has been stolen?”


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