The Netflix Miami Documentary

In 2019, Netflix, the world’s largest media platform, released a major documentary based on Stephen Travers’ book, The Miami Showband Massacre; A survivor’s search for the truth, as one of eight films in the Netflix ReMastered docuseries.

The other seven films, released at monthly intervals, tell the stories of Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Jam Master Jay, Victor Jara, Sam Cooke, Robert Johnson and Solomon Linda and how their musical careers influenced society. The series began in October 2018 with Who Shot The Sheriff; an investigation into the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

Stephen Travers’ story, The Miami Showband Massacre, was released on March 22nd 2019 and immediately began trending all over the world. It was Emmy nominated in 2020. 

Watch it on Netflix here.

The Netflix series of eight ReMastered music documentaries investigate high-profile events affecting some of the most legendary names in music such as Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Sam Cooke. In March 2019 The Miami Showband Massacre came under the spotlight and featured survivor Stephen Travers’ search for the truth of what happened on that lonely country road in Northern Ireland on 31st July 1975 when three of his friends and band members were murdered.

ReMastered has been created by Emmy and Peabody award-winners Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist. The Zimbalist brothers tapped Kief Davidson, Barbara Kopple, Sara Dosa, Brian Oakes, Stuart Sender, B.J. Perlmutt, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Sam Cullman to direct the eight “tracks.” Up first is Who Shot The Sheriff from Davidson on October 12 featuring an investigation into the mysterious shooting of Bob Marley.

Future installments include US President Richard Nixon or Tricky Dicky as he was also known And The Man In Black in November about Johnny Cash’s political transformation, Who Killed Jam Master Jay? in December about the murder of the Run DMC member and Massacre At The Stadium in January 2019 on Victor Jara, a.k.a. Chile’s Bob Dylan.


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