WATCH: Trailer released for controversial Michael Jackson documentary that has everyone talking

Leaving Neverland. (Screengrab: YouTube)
Leaving Neverland. (Screengrab: YouTube)

Cape Town – HBO has released the trailer for the much talked about Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland

The two-part documentary explores the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age 10, and Wade Robson, at age 7, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson.

Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 40, and Robson, now 36, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, the film crafts a portrait of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of his own.


The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month where Safechuck and Robson received standing ovations. 

READ MORE: Michael Jackson accusers get a standing ovation as late musician's estate rebuke the documentary

Michael Jackson’s family has condemned the film and released a statement saying they "can't just stand by while this public lynching goes on.... Michael is not here to defend himself, otherwise these allegations would not have been made."

READ MORE: Michael Jackson's family 'furious' about new documentary

A South African screening date is yet to be announced.

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