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HBO to air Alex Gibney’s ‘My Trip to Al Qaeda’

HBO Documentary Films has announced the acquisition of domestic TV rights to My Trip to Al Qaeda. The feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney is part documentary and part performance performance piece, based on the writings of Pulitzer-Prize winning author and journalist Lawrence Wright. Th one-man play is based on Wright's 2006 best-selling book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. The doc will debut on HBO in fall 2010 and is a 2010 Tribeca Film Festival selection.
April 15, 2010

HBO Documentary Films has announced the acquisition of domestic TV rights to My Trip to Al Qaeda. The feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney is part documentary and part performance performance piece, based on the writings of Pulitzer-Prize winning author and journalist Lawrence Wright. Th one-man play is based on Wright’s 2006 best-selling book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. The doc will debut on HBO in fall 2010 and is a 2010 Tribeca Film Festival selection.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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