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HBO Documentary Films and Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee are currently in production on the multi-part documentary event New York Epicenters 9/11 → 2021½.

The series will provide a broad portrait of New Yorkers from the September 11 terrorist attack to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring testimonials from citizens, the documentary event will debut later this year on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of September 11.

“As a New Yawker who bleeds orange and blue (the colors of New York City) I’m proud to have a ‘Spike Lee Joint’ on how our / my city handled the fact. to be the epicenters of September 11 and COVID-19. With over 200 interviews, we dig deeper into what makes NYC the greatest city on this earth of God and also the diverse citizens who make it so, ”Lee (pictured) said in a statement.

“We’re excited to have another groundbreaking Spike Lee HBO documentary event,” added Lisa Heller and Nancy Abraham, co-directors of HBO Documentary Films. “From documenting the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans to the 9/11 attack on New York City and beyond, we cherish Spike’s singular ability to chronicle and honor. to the human toll of these historical events while testifying deeply to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

The project is a production of HBO Documentary Films in association with 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, with Lee as director and producer.

Lee is represented by ICM Partners and attorneys Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. ICM Partners represents international sales.

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