The documentary follows Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, a psychiatrist who has studied murderers throughout her career, trying to figure out why people kill.
“I have now seen 22 serial killers,” Lewis says in the trailer. “It’s fascinating to me — I think any of us, myself included, could kill. Don’t you ever wonder why you don’t murder?”
The documentary, which follows Lewis’ lifelong attempts to unravel the hearts and minds of these killers, was an official selection at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival and will be available on HBO and HBO Max on Nov. 18.
Dr. Lewis began her career working with children including violent juvenile offenders, and she was exposed to testimony of children who experienced physical and sexual abuse, which led