HBO2 SETS DOCUMENTARY LINEUP FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2011
LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2011 – HBO2 has scheduled a wide-ranging lineup of provocative documentaries for the second half of 2011. Among the films to be featured are Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon’s STRANGERS NO MORE, this year’s Oscar® winner for Best Documentary Short, and the Oscar® nominees KILLING IN THE NAME, SUN COME UP and POSTER GIRL, as well PINK SARIS, the latest work from critically acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longionotto.
Upcoming HBO2 documentaries include (in chronological order):
KILLING IN THE NAME (Sept. 14), Oscar®-nominated this year in the Best Documentary Short category, tells the story of Muslim Ashraf Al-Khaled’s quest to uncover the true cost of terrorism. After his wedding was bombed in 2005 by a suicide bomber, killing 27 family members, Al-Khaled vowed to break the silence in the Muslim community on this taboo subject. Featuring riveting and honest discussions with such individuals as an Al-Qaeda recruiter, an Islamic militant behind one of the world’s worst terrorist attacks, and young boys at a madrassa who are ready to fulfill the duty of jihad, the thought-provoking film travels the world to see if one man can speak truth to terror, and begin to turn the global tide. Directed by Matthew Justus; produced by Rory Kennedy and Liz Garbus.