Spike Lee is capturing an HBO documentary about New York for the 9/11 anniversary
Acclaimed film director Spike Lee is making a documentary for HBO that will capture New York’s recovery from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the coronavirus pandemic, WarnerMedia announced on Monday.
The multi-part documentary is being released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the coordinated Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed.
“With over 200 interviews, we delve deeply into what makes NYC the largest city on earth of this god, and also with the various citizens who do it,” said Lee, who produces and directs the project.
WarnerMedia said in a statement that the documentary would offer “an unprecedented, comprehensive portrait of New Yorkers rebuilding and recovering from a devastating terrorist attack caused by the ongoing global pandemic.”
It added that the documentary will be released “later this year” with no date given.
It airs on HBO and its streaming service HBO Max.
Lee previously made a documentary about Hurricane Katrina for HBO. When the Levees Broke was released in 2006.
“(W) We appreciate Spike’s unique ability to record and pay tribute to the human toll of these historical events while offering deep testimony to the strength and resilience of the human spirit,” said Lisa Heller and Nancy Abraham, co-directors of HBO Films .
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