Oscar-winning director Spike Lee is teaming up with HBO to create a new documentary that will mark 20 years since the devastating 9/11 terror attack on New York City.
The film, given the working title of NYC Epicenters 9/11→ 2021½, has already started production and will be given a release through HBOs streaming platforms later this year.
According to an official synopsis from HBO, the documentary will offer an “unprecedented, sweeping portrait of New Yorkers as they rebuild and rebound, from a devastating terrorist attack through the ongoing global pandemic.”
The September 11 incident, which took place in 2001, was a series of coordinated attacks by terrorist group Al-Qaeda which resulted in deaths. The tragic event is categorised as the deadliest terrorist attack in human history and resulted in the destruction of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan.
“As a New Yawker who bleeds orange and blue (the colours of New York City), I’m proud to have a ‘Spike Lee Joint’ about how our/my city dealt with being the epicentres of 9/11 and COVID-19,” Spike Lee said in a statement. “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.”
Lee added: “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.”