Civil Rights Docuseries, Particular, Comply with-Up Collection Set At HBO Max & HBO
HBO Max, HBO and Anonymous Content’s AC Studios have teamed up to bring the legacy of Henry Hampton’s critically acclaimed civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize to the small screen.
Starting today, Part 1 of the Oscar-nominated, Peabody- and Emmy-winning Eyes on the Prize documentary is available to stream on HBO Max. This is followed by the premiere of Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground, an hour-long documentary special from Max Original directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison (A Love Song For Latasha), on Thursday, August 19 on HBO Max .
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HBO is also in production on a new documentary series reflecting on the legacy of the movement covered in the original Eyes on the Prize and its connection to the present. The new documentaries will also be available for streaming on HBO Max.
Created and executed by Hampton and his film production company Blackside, the production tells the groundbreaking story of this era from the point of view of the common men and women whose extraordinary actions sparked a movement on civil rights in America and embodied a struggle whose reverberations can still be felt today is. The 14-part series originally aired on PBS from 1987 to 1990. It also aired in the UK on BBC2.
According to producers, the documentary special Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground, which honors Hamptons Eyes On the Prize, conjures up “ancestral memories, activates the radical imagination, and explores the profound journey to the liberation of blacks through the voices of movement. Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground, a portal through time, is a mystical and lyrical reinterpretation of the past, present and future. “
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Patrisse Cullors and Blackbird co-founder Mervyn Marcano teamed up with Eyes on the Prize original producer Blackside and Anonymous Content to produce the documentaries and the special.
Executive producers alongside Cullors, Field / House Productions ‘Marcano and De La Revolución Films’ Melina Matsoukas are Joy Gorman Wettels from Anonymous Content, Bedonna Smith, Judi Hampton and Sandra Forman from Blackside, and Sophia Nahli Allison. AC Studios will act as the studio for the project, which was developed and pitched by AC in collaboration with The Lab. Judi Hampton is a former civil rights activist and the sister of Henry Hampton.
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