Ezra Edelman knew he had a rare opportunity when ESPN approached him to make a five-hour documentary about O.J. Simpson. But Edelman had no interest in following the beats of the so-called trial of the century. Instead, his opus is a deep dive into race in america. Now with his nearly eight-hour film, O.J.: Made in America, short-listed in the Oscar race, Edelman talks about how he tackled this massive project, how he got Mark Fuhrman to talk, and why he hasn't watched the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Photo: Ezra Edelman, director of O.J.: Made in America