Logo slates docs from Goldsmith, World of Wonder

The LGBT-focused U.S. cable net's doc slate includes Rick Goldsmith's Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw (pictured) and the World of Wonder-produced Out of Iraq.
April 6, 2016

Viacom-owned cable net Logo has lined up a slate of documentaries about LGBT people overcoming difficult odds.

The Logo Documentary Films slate will kick off on May 3 with director Rick Goldsmith‘s Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw (pictured),¬†which tackles the subject of mental illness in pro sports through the lens of a star basketball player whose career was cut short by depression and attempted suicide.

The doc won the Best Documentary award at the DC Independent Film Festival last month and then picked up audience awards at the Nashville Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival, Out on Film (Atlanta), and Gold Coast International Film Festival.

The LGBT-focused net will also air the World of Wonder-produced Out of Iraq, from codirectors Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side) and Chris McKim. The film is about an Iraqi soldier and US translator who fall in love and flee Iraq after one of them becomes the target of an honor killing.

Other docs set to air under the strand are Kathlyn Horan’s The IF Project, about a Seattle police officer who started a writing program to better understand how inmates¬†end up incarcerated; and Patty Ivins’ Untitled Chef Project, about women who are culinary rock stars.

Air dates for the latter three films have not been announced yet.

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