"Citizen Sleuth" examines the ethics of the true crime genre and how the power of narrative can affect truth and communities. The film follows Emily Nestor and her Mile Marker 181 podcast, as she conducts an amateur murder investigation into the death of Jaleayah Davis. Emily teases a cover-up by the Sheriff's Department and pursues her top suspects. With a growing audience of millions, Emily's podcast becomes a hit. But as she gets deeper into her investigation, Emily's confronted with a new truth she struggles to tell her listeners. Told in real time over years, "Citizen Sleuth" chronicles the rise, fall, and redemption of a podcaster in the new media landscape.
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Mike Mannino, Kimberley Hassett, Jason Kohn, Kevin Flanigan, Dexter Braff
Chris Kasick, Tyler Davidson, Fabiola Washburn, Drew Sykes, Jared Washburn
P. Andrew Willis
Associate Editor: George C. Hall, Co-Producer: Katie Sanders