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Twenty years after the September 11 attacks, Spike Lee is preparing a documentary series


The Oscar-winning filmmaker, in particular, for Do The Right Thing, is piloting the project for HBO. A press release, published Monday by the channel, mentions an available result “later this year ”.

The HBO channel announces that the director Spike Lee is preparing a documentary series for the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, announced the HBO channel in a statement released Monday, March 1. A “Unpublished portrait” New Yorkers and their ability to bounce back from the destruction of the World Trade Center to the current pandemic.

Over two hundred interviews

Little information, however, as to the date of the broadcast of the series, has been communicated. Still according to the chain, the result would be available “Later this year” on HBO and the HBO Max streaming platform. The New York director, for his part, expressed his pride “To have a” Spike Lee Joint “ [Spike Lee parle toujours de “joint” et non de “film”, NDLR] on how our city found itself the epicenter of September 11 and Covid-19 ”.

“Through over two hundred interviews, we really dig into what makes New York City the most amazing city in the world, and the diversity of people that contributes to it. For centuries observers and hateful people have proclaimed – wrongly – that New York is dead and smelly “, added the filmmaker, Oscar winner for Do The Right Thing and, more recently, BlacKkKlansman .

Lisa Heller and Nancy Abraham, co-heads of documentaries at HBO, welcomed this new collaboration with the director, who had previously worked with HBO for a documentary series on the consequences of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. “We cherish Spike Lee’s ability to relate these historic events, paying homage to the victims while testifying to the strength and resilience of mankind.”, they said.

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