Documentary ‘Eyes on the Prize’ on the civil rights motion will now stream on HBO Max.
As a part of a brand new providing, the WarnerMedia outlet may even air a brand new particular, ‘Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Floor’, in August from Nameless Content material’s AC Studios and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison.
The particular has Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors amongst its govt producers.
Additionally, HBO Max is producing a brand new documentary collection that may mirror on the legacy of the motion coated in Henry Hampton’s documentary and tie it to the current day.
In its assertion, Casey Bloys, chief content material officer for HBO and HBO Max mentioned, “We’re very proud to be partnering with this dynamic staff of activists and storytellers to deliver this essential work to our viewers. Throughout HBO and HBO Max, we’re dedicated to offering a platform for genuine voices representing numerous, important tales. We’re honored to collaborate with our extremely proficient producing staff to deliver the legacy of Henry Hampton’s groundbreaking work to a brand new technology.”
‘Eyes on the Prize’ debuted in 1987 on PBS (the place it’s additionally nonetheless accessible to stream) and received reward from critics. The documentary’s timeline consists of two seasons and a few 30 years of the civil rights motion — the mid-Nineteen Fifties to the mid-Nineteen Eighties. HBO Max at present has rights simply to the six episodes of half one, which covers the years 1954-65.