Outrage Over Princess Di Death Photo in Cannes Film

But Dodi Fayed's father supports documentary
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2011 11:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Britain is in an uproar over the news that a photograph of the dying Princess Diana will be shown Friday in a documentary debuting at the Cannes Film Festival. The paparazzi photo, taken moments after her fatal 1997 crash, shows her hair and features clearly. It is included in the film Unlawful Killing by Keith Allen, father of singer Lily Allen, the Daily Mail reports. He has described the film as being about "not about a conspiracy before the crash, but a conspiracy after the crash."

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The film won't be shown in Britain, explains Allen, "because British lawyers insisted on 87 cuts before any UK release. So rather than butcher the film, we’re showing in France, then the US, and everywhere except the UK." Mohammed Fayed, whose son Dodi also died in the crash, backs the film, while close friends of Diana are outraged that the photograph is used. One calls it "absolutely disgusting" and says people are simply "trying to make money ... out of her death." (In other royal news, Wills and Kate are island-bound.)

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