Among this year’s Oscar nominees is a short film called “Detainment” — about the torture and murder of a 2-year-old that took place in Liverpool, England in 1993. Now, the family of that little boy says the film never should have been made without their approval.

Should filmmakers and podcasters depicting real-life events consider the wishes of the victims’ family?

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Jon Keller of WBZ News, former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.