'Framing Britney Spears': Documentary now available on OSN Streaming in the UAE

Until now, it was showing on Hulu in the US

Britney Spears has been under conservatorship since 2008. AFP 
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Framing Britney Spears, the new documentary that delves into the pop star's conservatorship and has sparked much commentary from celebrities and fans across the world, has arrived in the UAE.

The 74-minute production, directed by Samantha Stark, is now available exclusively on the OSN Streaming app.

Since its release on February 5, The New York Times-produced documentary has been widely acclaimed and reignited interest in the #FreeBritney campaign.

Up until now, it’s been airing on Hulu in the US, but is currently available to OSN subscribers in the UAE. To watch it, people can subscribe to the OSN streaming app for $9.50 per month or sign up for a seven-day free trial.

The documentary explores the Oops! ... I Did It Again singer's rise to fame, the conservatorship she has been living under since 2008, overseen by her father Jamie Spears, as well as the star's treatment by the paparazzi and the events leading up to her highly publicised breakdown in 2007.

There was so much material for the TV film that the team has even suggested a follow-up could be in the works.

"There was so much we had to leave on the cutting room floor and in our notebooks just for time," The New York Times senior story editor Liz Day told The Hollywood Reporter. "And also since the documentary aired, we've gotten a lot of information that we're interested in as well that we're interested in pursuing and reporting out further."

Since it was released, at a hearing on February 11, the judge ruled that Spears's father must share power over her conservatorship, but did not entirely strip him of his role as co-conservator. The next court hearing is on Wednesday, March 17.

It has also been reported that competing streaming service Netflix is working on a documentary of its own about the music star.