HBO announces summer documentary slate
EmptyHBO is launching a documentary franchise on Monday nights this summer.
Kicking off the showcase June 9 is "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," about the legal case against the Oscar-winning director.
Other documentaries selected to run Monday nights are "Resolved," about the high-stakes world of competitive high school debate; "Hard Times at Douglas High: A No Child Left Behind Report Card," which examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind policy; "Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery," about the section where U.S. servicemen and servicewomen from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are buried; "Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal," about the infamous Fleiss' ill-fated attempt to open the first legal brothel for female clients in Crystal, Nev.; "Baghdad High," chronicling the war in Iraq through the eyes of four Iraqi teens; "Ganja Queen," about Schapelle Corby, a young Australian woman accused of international drug trafficking after 10 pounds of marijuana were found in one of her bags while on holiday in Bali; and "The Black List, Vol. 1," which features some of today's most fascinating and influential African-Americans.
The documentaries will run Jun. 9-Aug. 25.