Spike Lee To Release Documentary Marking 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 For HBO | TV News

(AUSTRALIA OUT) American film producer, Spike Lee, is in Sydney to speak at the Game Changer Series, which is part of the Vivid Sydney festival, June 1, 2019. Lee will talk about films, politics and race. (Photo by Christopher Pearce/Fairfax Media via Getty Images via Getty Images)


Twenty years after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, when terrorists bombed the World Trade Center in New York, director Spike Lee and HBO are set to release a multi-part documentary on how New York City has survived over the past 20 years.


Entitled NYC Epicenters 9/11→ 2021½, the documentary is in production, and will feature an “unprecedented, sweeping portrait of New Yorkers as they rebuild and rebound, from a devastating terrorist attack through the ongoing global pandemic”.


Commenting on the project, Spike Lee said “As a New Yawker who bleeds orange and blue (the colors of New York City), I’m proud to have a ‘Spike Lee Joint’ about how our/my city dealt with being the epicenters of 9/11 and COVID-19”.


“With over 200 interviews, we dig deep into what makes NYC the greatest city on this God’s earth and also the diverse citizens who make it so. Over centuries pundits and straight haters have proclaimed NYC was dead and stinkin’, only to be proved wrong. You will lose ya money betting against New York, New York. And dat’s da truth, Ruth. Be safe. Peace and love”, he added.


Lee has a long-standing partnership with HBO, and NYC Epicenters is the latest project in that relationship. The Oscar-nominated director has previously directed 4 Little Girls, When the Levees Broke, and David Byrne‘s American Utopia for HBO, among others.


The documentary will be available on-air on HBO and stream on HBO Max later this year.



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